Your Automated Garbage & Recycling Questions Answered

Categories: Garbage & Recycling

Last week, seven automated garbage and recycling trucks hit the streets. Each week, our new trucks are set to pick up over 18,200 carts of garbage and 9,000 carts of recycling!

Before we could even launch the program, a team of 10 spent close to a month delivering 36,400 carts to our residents. With the help of our assembly and delivery team, a generous grant from the Recycling Partnership, the support of the City of Sheboygan, and the efforts of you, our amazing residents, the automated garbage and recycling is an overwhelming success.

As we move through our first few weeks of collection, our team is here to help answer your questions about automated garbage and recycling.

We’d like to share some information that will help us provide you with excellent service:

What if I don’t know how to use my cart?

To learn how to use your carts, you can watch our quick instructional video or visit our Garbage & Recycling webpage.

What does it mean that recycling is picked up every other week?

Based on your address, you have been assigned an A or B week collection. On your designated week, you should put your recycling cart out with your garbage cart. Find out what recycling week you are here.

Where should I place my carts?

Your carts should be placed between the curb and the sidewalk or at the edge of your driveway or alleyway with the cart’s numbered side facing out. Be sure the carts are four feet apart from each other and four feet away from other objects such as mailboxes, trees, parked vehicles, etc.

What if cars are parked along my street, and there isn’t four feet of clear space for my carts?

We will do our best to work around parked cars. Some areas (like one ways and dead ends) will be collected by older trucks. These trucks have been fitted with a gripper that will dump the cart into the truck.

How can I make sure I’m recycling correctly?

Watch our recent video for quick recycling tips or visit our How Do I Get Rid Of? page.

What should I do with my paper shreds?

Your paper shreds should be placed in a paper bag, sealed with tape, and placed in your recycling cart.

If you have more questions about the new program, please contact us or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Thank you for helping us make the first few weeks of automated garbage and recycling a success!

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