Single Stream Curbside Recycling
Waste Industries in partnership with the City of White House is pleased to provide single stream curbside recycling to City of White House residents.
What is single stream recycling?
Single stream recycling is a method of collecting select recyclable materials that are mixed together in the same container.
Recycling saves our natural resources and keeps re-usable items out of the landfills.
What kind of container will you use?
Waste Industries will provide 95 gallon roll out carts that can be rolled to the curb in front of your home every other week on Friday. You will receive information in the mail regarding your week of service. All service will start on December 7, 2012.
What is expected of you?
Contamination is always a factor when we collect recyclables. Therefore, we ask that you only place the materials listed below. They can be mixed in the same container. Cans and plastic bottles should be rinsed to avoid contamination.
|Single Stream Recycling Guidelines|
Recyclable Materials Allowed
- Must fit into cart provided
- Metal Cans (Aluminum, Bi-Metal & Steel: Includes soft drink, beverage, food cans (please empty and rinse out the cans), and empty aerosol cans.
- Paper Products: Includes newspapers, computer paper, magazines, junk mail, shiny paper inserts, telephone books, paper board (cereal boxes) and paper grocery bags.
- Plastic Containers: Includes all PET 1 through 7 containers which include soft drink bottles, milk jugs, and detergent bottles. Check the bottom of the container. If you see the recycling symbol with a #1 through #7 in the center, it is acceptable. Remove all caps, rinse, and flatten before putting it in the recycling container.
Materials that are NOT Allowed
- No plastic grocery bags, egg cartons, or styrofoam: Only plastics labeled #1 through #7 are allowed.
- No coat hangers, lids, or other scrap metals: If it is not a food or beverage container, it is not allowed.
- No books: Hard cover books are not allowed but magazines and telephone directories are.
- No glass beverage bottles or glass food jars
- No glassware: Ceramic glass, drinking glasses, mirrors, window panes, plate glass, or light bulbs (incandescent or fluorescent)
- No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide, or hazardous chemical containers
- No liquid of any kind