Spring is near and so is yard work. In this newsletter you can read about what can be included in your yard debris cart and what plastics can be recycled curbside.
It is better for the overall recycling system to err on the side of caution. If you’re not 100% sure if an item is recyclable, it should not be included. Check out this newsletter for information on recycling!
Double check your holiday collection schedule, find out when your 2019 calendars will be online, and read about how to dispose of extra garbage, yard debris, and recycling.
Tips on recycling your glass and motor oil.
Plastic items may have the recycling symbol on them but that doesn't mean the item is recyclable curbside. The number inside the chasing arrows (pictured below) does not designate whether or not it is recyclable curbside, it only designates what type of plastic the item is made from.
You may have seen news about the National Sword recycling regulations in China, where many of your curbside recyclables are sent for recycling. These changes have had a large impact on recycling in Oregon and quality is more important now than ever as the brokers are being restricted to only 0.5% contamination by the buyers.
The only holidays that our drivers do not work are Christmas Day and New Years Day. During those weeks, when the holiday falls on a weekday, pick up will be delayed from the holiday through the end of the week. Please see below for info on pick up schedules for the Christmas and New Years holidays this year.
If you have extra cardboard from a recent move or purchase and it does not fit in your recycling cart, you have a couple of options for recycling it:
1) Place it curbside next to your recycling cart on your recycling day. It needs to be flattened and cut into pieces no larger than 3'x3' (so it will fit in the truck). If you have a large amount of extra cardboard that you’re putting out curbside, we would appreciate if you could let us know in advance.
2) Bring it to our recycling depot in Sherwood. It needs to be flattened and cut into pieces no larger than 5'x5'. Our depot is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.