Recycle+ 

 

We are excited to offer Recycle+, a new service from Garbarino Disposal & Recycling.  Recycle+ is available to residential garbage and recycling collection customers living in urban unincorporated Washington County and North Plains only at this time.

To add Recycle+ services to your home click the button below! 

 

*Please note the fees for the service listed below and read all of the information on this page before signing up. 

 

Already a customer and want to opt-in for the next service? Click below! 

*Customers must sign up for Recycle+ before opting-in for a pickup 

 

 

WHAT IS COLLECTED:

  1. Plastic film/bags (also known as plastic film packaging):  A soft, flexible polyethylene (PE) packaging. Bags must be free of food residue.

    1. Produce bags

    • Plastic bags

    • Dry cleaning bags

    • Plastic padded envelopes (no padded manilla envelopes)

    • Plastic overwrap for paper towels, paper plates, napkins, etc.

--> Where do plastic film and bags go? Trex, where it is made into high performance composite decking.

2. Clear plastic #1 clamshell containers: One-piece containers hinged on one side and stamped with #1PET or PETE. Containers must be clear and clean of food residue. No black or other color plastic containers.

  • Fruit containers

  • Egg cartons

  • Bakery containers

  •  Take-out containers

--> Where do clear plastic #1 clamshell containers go?  Green Impact plastics, where they are turned into berry baskets.

3. Textiles:

  • Clothing

  • Bed linens

  • Towels/rags

--> Where do textiles go? Pioneer Wiping Cloth, where it is downcycled into wiping cloths and rags.

4. Compact fluorescent light bulbs:

  • A fluorescent lamp that is curved or folded to fit the space of a regular household lamp.

  • Long fluorescent tubes used in commercial lighting are not accepted.

  • Bulbs must be contained in a zip-sealed bag. This protects workers from mercury exposure should bulbs get broken during handling.

--> Where do compact fluorescent light bulbs go: URT, where they are safely processed into their separate components such as mercury, aluminum, and glass, for recycling.

HOW IT WORKS: 

  1.  Sign up to begin the Recycle+ program here

  2. We will proved a purple bin with a lid & plastic bags 

  3. Sort all items listed above in their own plastic bag provided

  4. Place all sorted bags in your purple bin and secure the lid 

  5. Opt-in for your service online here

  6. Set out your purple bin at your curb on pick up days (calendar here!

  7. Your sorted bags will be collected on every other Tuesday

  8. Any bags collected will be replaced in your bin

  9. Once items are collected remove your purple bin from your curb 

  10. A monthly charge of $2.50 will be added to your account to be a part of the service and any pick ups will be charged on call at $9.25 per pickup

  11. Opt-in for your next service when your sorted items are full and help us save the planet by expanding recycling programs! 

REMEMBER: 

  • Only the items listed above can be collected 

  • Pickups are on-call and you must opt-in online here to have your items collected

  • Sort all materials by type (listed above) in separate bags 

  • Make sure the lid to the purple bin is completely closed to keep items dry 

  • There is no commitment, you can cancel this service any time

  • Pro Tip: To ensure materials are collected make sure items are clean, sorted and bagged so they can be recycled! 

OTHER DETAILS:

Why plastic bags?

Each category of items needs to be kept separate and dry during collection. Plastic bags have a smaller environmental footprint for this purpose than cloth bags.  The plastic bags will be recycled once materials are at their final destinations.

Contamination

Do not put other items in your purple bin. Items not accepted will be considered contamination and will not be picked up.

Rates

Recycle+ charges include a small base fee and a pickup fee for each requested pickup. You can set out your Recycle+ curbside or at another location on your property, such as at your doorstep or porch (additional fees apply).

Tip: Curbside is defined as within five feet of a public or private road.

 

Sign up

You can sign up for this service as soon as May 1. Have your account information, name, address and a telephone number ready, then fill out the form here. You’ll receive an 18-gallon purple bin with a lid and bags prior to your first collection day.

Garbage and recycling company search

You can find your garbage and recycling company by using the Garbage and Recycling Day online tool.

On-call pickup

Recycle+ is an on-call, collected every other Tuesday. Click here to view the pickup schedule. You must contact your garbage and recycling company to schedule a pickup by the Friday before Tuesday's pickup. Exact dates can be found in the calendar here

Bin placement

  • For doorstep collection, place your bin visibly near your doorstep or porch.

  • For curbside or roadside collection, place the bin near the road so that it does not block sidewalks, driveways, public streets or other rights of way.

  • Place your lidded bin out by 6 a.m. on your collection day.

Sign up for reminders

Download the Garbage and Recycling Day app or use the app on the WashingtonCountyRecycles.com website to view your schedule and set up your reminders. You can choose from push notifications, email or voice call reminders.