Recycling

recyclables  

Now offering Single Stream Recycling!

Effective September 2017 Sanico will begin picking up single stream recycling from all of our residential customers.  This means you can mix your glass, plastic, metal and paper recyclables together in one can!  This doesn’t change the rules about what can be recycled, just how it is to be prepared.  Also, our recycling is still manually loaded so weight limits and can size limits still apply.  Please see our recycling Rules of Thumb for more details.

How do I prepare my recycling?

See our recycling Rules of Thumb

When will my recyclables be picked up?

See our Recycling Calendars

Why wasn’t my recycling picked up?

Nearly every day we receive phone calls asking this question. Recycling day is always the same day as your garbage pickup (recycling is every other week). Sanico sends two trucks on those days: a garbage truck and a recycling truck. In most cases when your recycling has not been picked up, the recycling driver was unable to distinguish your recycling can from your garbage can. Sanico has given you a recycling can (or a decal for you to use on your own can) in order to set it apart from your garbage cans. If you need a can or a decal, please call the office. Place the decal on your recycling can and position your recycling can with the decal facing the roadway so that the recycling driver can see it. Other common causes of missed recycling pickup include the can being too heavy to lift (recycling is manually loaded) or too much contamination, i.e. non-recyclable materials mixed in the can. Keep your recycling can separate from your garbage so they can be easily identified. The best situation is to place recycling and garbage on opposite sides of the driveway. Also, do not put garbage in the recycling can marked with the decal. By law, the recycling driver can not accept garbage and the garbage driver will not dump a can marked for recycling.