What Garbage Companies Have a Separate Pickup Schedule for Recycling?


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Recycling pickup schedules are generally based on the trash removal schedule of each city or county, not the garbage removal service. Some cities and counties allow recycling and trash removal on the same day, while others have recycling pickup on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.

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What Garbage Companies Have a Separate Pickup Schedule for Recycling?
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Some municipalities have yard waste, trash, bulky items and recycling picked up by different trucks, even if scheduled for the same day. One type may be taken in the morning, while another is collected in the afternoon. Different types of waste generally must be separated, such as yard or bulk waste in piles, recycling in appropriately marked containers and trash in household waste receptacles.

Each city and county should give clear directions on its government website regarding where to place trash and recycling on the property for collection. They should also list acceptable materials for recycling, the type of collection containers required and the schedule of collection dates. They may list any dates waste will not be collected, such as holidays or in case of inclement weather, and when service will resume.

Other cities, such as Lakewood, Colorado, provide a local recycling center, but do not provide for recycling collection. Citizens are encouraged to drop off approved materials at the center.

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