Q: Are my trash and recycling days still the same?
A: YES, but your day of the week probably has changed. Pick up days are now four days a week- check the map to determine your day. Please note that this day may change as things are adjusted to meet everyone's needs.
Q: Do I have to use a recycling bin to recycle?
A: NO, you can use any container, up to a 30 gal trash can, JUST MAKE SURE IT IS CLEARLY MARKED FOR RECYCLING. See policy here.
Q: I saw a trash truck picking up my recycling! What's going on?
A: With Zero Sort, recyclables are picked up by a trash truck. Since materials are co-mingled this saves space by being able to compress them.
Q: Why does it take so long for my trash or reycling to be picked up?
A: Whichever is picked up first, that material has to be delivered, then the same truck comes back the same day to pick up the other material. Ex: Our recyclables are picked up and delivered to a reloading station in Naples, then the truck comes back, picks up the trash, and delivers it to the trash-to-energy plant in Auburn.
Q: Should we leave plastic pumps on plastic lotion/sanitizer bottles?
A: NO, the spring inside creates a problem. Recycle the bottle, and trash the pump.
Q: Should we take the cover off a bottle if it is a different plastic from the bottle?
A: Not small covers- they fall through the cracks and get trashed. However, large covers (like peanut can covers) are OK to separate.
Q: What about hybrid cans (paperboard/foil sides and metal bottoms)?
A: These are OK, but if you can separate the bottoms that's even better.