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 scheduled for the same day as your garbage pickup. Sanico sends two trucks on those days: a garbage truck with crew and a recycling truck with crew. In most cases when your recycling has not been picked up, the recycling crew was unable to distinguish your recycling can from your garbage can. Sanico has given you a recycling decal specifically for your recycling can in order to set it apart from your garbage cans. If you do not have 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 crew can see it.

Keep your recycling can, bundled newspaper and buckets of junk mail separate from your garbage so they can be seen. 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 crew can not accept garbage and the garbage crew will not dump a can marked for recycling.