Anything that one person can easily pick up and dump into the bags on our trailer. That will vary based on the material. A 55 gallon trash barrel would be fine for plastic, but not for glass (for example). Use your judgement, and we’ll make adjustments as we learn from experience. Cardboard boxes, shopping bags, plastic bins, and trash cans are all acceptable containers.
We serve Silver City and the communities on roads that spur out from the town- Cottage San, Little Walnut, Ridge, Rosedale, etc. At the beginning, we may delay extending service all the way out the spurs depending on how many people sign up who live on them. If you’re not sure whether you’re in our range, send your address to email@example.com and we’ll let you know.
Yes. And no. Everything must be separated, but does not necessarily need to be in a separate container. For example, you may put your glass, aluminum, steel, and plastic each into a separate plastic shopping bag, then put those bags in a blue recycling bin and put that on the curb. If you have a lot more plastic than anything else, you may put that directly in the blue bin, then put shopping bags with the other items on top of the plastic in the blue bin-as long as things are sorted.
Must be mostly brown and corrugated (amazon boxes, appliance boxes, etc.). It has two (or more) distinct layers separated by an air gap.
Cereal boxes, beer cases, and that sort of material is NOT classified as cardboard. It is considered a paper product. Please do NOT include that type of material with your cardboard. We HOPE to start collecting that soon.
Cardboard should be folded and cut so it stacks flat and is less than 4 foot square. It should be stacked neatly on the ground and your other containers should be placed on top of it so it won’t blow around.
The cardboard does not need to be in a container. Please do NOT put your cardboard in a unflattened cardboard box.
It is your responsibility to make sure it doesn’t become a mess that bothers others.