Curbside Recycling

WHY RECYCLE?

Recycling’s purpose is to divert the use of virgin materials from being used and reduce the overall environmental impact.

Together, we can make an impact in reducing our communities carbon footprint!

Our Curbside Recycling Program is easy and is included with your trash service at no additional charge! Contact us today to get started.

ACCEPTED ITEMS

ADDITIONAL ACCEPTED ITEMS - REEDSPORT ONLY

JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE GUIDES

  • Loosely place all your recyclables items in your curbside recycle cart. Do not bag them as plastic bags are not accepted in these containers.
  • Do not use the plastic symbol numbering as a method of determining what can be recycled. The numbers only represent the type of plastic used to make the container, not if it is recyclable.
  • When in doubt, throw it in the trash or contact the office to clarify.

THE WASTE HIERARCHY

The Waste Hierarchy ranks waste management options from the most environmentally friendly to the least.

REDUCE takes priority! Avoiding unnecessary consumption of goods and services will not only save you money, but it is the most effective way in conserving our natural resources and saving space in our landfills. A simple way to make a big impact and save money is using a reusable water bottle instead of one-time use plastic water bottles.

REUSE gives a product a second-life! Reusing common items can be done by repairing, sharing, and up-cycling.

RECYCLING can turn a used material into a raw material to create a new product.

MAKE YOUR RECYCLING COUNT

To ensure a viable recycling product is delivered to recycling markets, it is necessary to eliminate all contamination in your recycling container. What is contamination? Contamination of recycling can be caused by items such as; food scraps, lids, plastic bags, coffee pods, straws, to-go containers, Styrofoam, trash or any other ‘non-program’ material.

Unfortunately, “Wishful” recycling (the hope that a material is recyclable somewhere) can have serious consequences for your haulers, the recycling programs offered, and the overall recycling markets such as, an entire truck load of recycling getting rejected and sent to a landfill.

Make your recycling efforts count by following our guidelines and 'When in doubt, throw it out'.

WHAT ABOUT RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL?

Pure used motor oil must be poured into on gallon not breakable containers with tight fitting screw caps. Please do not mix any other solvents or fluids such as water, antifreeze, old fuel, etc. Place jugs NEXT TO your recycle cart and call our office by 4pm the day before your pick up, so that we can make your driver aware that you have motor oil.

If you have additional recycling questions, please contact our Recycling & Educational Outreach Associate at recycle@sosanitation.com  or call 1-800- 922-1025.