Services for Garbage and Recycling will be delayed 1 day after the following holidays:
Pleasant Grove City would like to encourage residents to contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment by recycling.
Q. When will Pleasant Grove’s recycling program begin?
Q. What is the cost?
Q. How often will recyclables be picked up?
Q. Which day of the week?
North Route Boundary
East Boundary to West Boundary - 1100 North and everything NOrth of 1100 North. This will also include the area of 100 East to Mt. Timpanogoas and Grove Creek Drive/Road to 1100 North.
The North Route will begin pick-up on Wednesday June 2, 2010.
South Route Boundary
Everything and anything not included in the North Route Boundary.
The South Route will begin pick-up on Wednesday June 9, 2010
Q. What can I recycle? What is not allowed?
Q. Do all recyclables go into the same cart? Do I need to separate plastic from paper, for instance?
Q. Is the recycling program mandatory?
Q. What is an “opt-out” program?
Q. What happens if I didn’t opt out by February 16, 2010?
Q. I want to participate in the curbside recycling program. What do I need to do?
Q. If I opt out or have opted out, can I reconsider at a later date and enroll in the recycling program?
Q. If I did not opt out by February 16, 2010, can I opt out later?
Q. What about residents who move into the city after the opt-out period?
Q. I live in an apartment. Can I participate in Pleasant Grove’s recycling program?
Q. How big are the recycling carts?
Q. I have two normal garbage carts now, can I cancel one of them with this program?
Q. If I have too much recyclable material for my recycle cart, can I put the overflow next to my cart?
Q. Could I save money by choosing to have garbage pick-up every other week, like with recycling?
Q. Should I stop taking old newspapers to the recycling bin at my local school?
Q. What can I recycle?
WHAT CAN YOU RECYCLE?
- Plastic Soft Drink Bottles (#1’s) and Milk Jugs (#2’s)
- Recycle rinsed PLASTIC SOFT DRINK BOTTLES and PLASTIC MILK CONTAINERS. Caps and lids left on the bottles are O.K. Please rinse or, at a minimum, completely empty all containers.
- Aluminum Beverage Cans
- Recycle all ALUMINUM CANS. Crushing cans will help to conserve space in your cart. Completely empty, and preferably rinse, to keep your cart from getting sticky and/or contaminating other items.
- Recycle NEWSPAPERS. Stack them and place them in your Recycling cart. Inserts from your newspaper are acceptable to include as well.
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Cardboard boxes must be broken down or cut to fit inside your recycling cart. Waxed cardboard, as is commonly used for fruit, is not acceptable.
- Magazines, Junk Mail, etc.
- Almost every item that comes in your newspaper or mailbox can be placed in your cart.
- Tin Cans
- Recycle TIN CANS. Please be sure to rinse your cans. Crushing cans will help provide more space in your cart. Labels left on the cans are acceptable.
- Brown Paper Bags
- Phone Books
- Office Paper
- Cereal Boxes
- Notebook Paper
- Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
- All Plastics #1-7 (Look for symbol on container)
- Shoe Boxes
- Plastic grocery bags—be sure and tie these in a knot. These bags have a tendency to create a litter nuisance with any wind.
Q. What CAN'T I recycle
Items to discard or recycle through other means.
- Green Waste-While tree/bush trimmings and grass clippings work well in composting; they do not work well with our single-stream system. Placing these types of materials in your recycle cart not only contaminates materials in your cart but also many others, forcing all the material to end up in a landfill.
- Glass- A recyclable item that has several drawbacks to a single-stream system. Glass tends to break during the loading and unloading processes. This broken glass provides a significant safety hazard to personnel working on the sort lines, it is problematic to the conveyors and belts used in the sorting process, and its marketability is less stable than other materials.
- Styrofoam-All peanuts and other packing materials are items that our processing company is unable to sort and bale properly. Please remove these items from the cardboard boxes you may be recycling.
- Food Contaminated Items-Pizza boxes, paper towels, napkins, etc. Food contaminated items, like green waste, not only contaminate your materials but others as well.
- Other items-small appliances, wax coated cardboard, aluminum foil, clothing, household hazardous waste, paint, scrap metal, etc.