FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS–RECYCLING

These are some of the most common RECYCLING questions we’re asked. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Q:  What materials do you accept for recycling?
A:  The following items may be placed in your recycling container:
* plastics 1-7
* cardboard
* writing paper
* magazines
* newspaper
* junk mail
* chipboard
* phone books
* aluminum, aluminum foil and tin cans
* juice boxes, milk cartons
* glass (brown, clear, green)
* envelopes
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Q:  Do I need to separate the recycling materials by type?
A:  No. All items may be commingled together in the recyling bin.
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Q:  When is the recycling collected?
A:  Recycling is collected on the same day as your garbage.
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Q:  What is an acceptable container for my recyclables?
A:  Please use the recycling container provided by the Company. Garbage cans are not acceptable as recycling containers.
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Q:  Is there any limit to how much recyclables I can place out for collection?
A:  No. We will collect unlimited recyclables as long as they are properly prepared.
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Q:  Why is your driver throwing both my trash and my recyclables in the same truck?
A:  In certain areas, we utilize trucks that have separate compartments within the truck body. Your trash and recyclables remain separated and are then delivered to the appropriate facility.

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