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Single Stream Recycling is Coming to Coconut Creek

The Coconut Creek City Commission authorized enhancements in their Franchise Agreement with All Service Refuse regarding residential solid waste and recyclable collection. These  enhancements  provide for the implementation of a new “Single Stream” recycling program for curbside residential pickup.

Sounds great… but what is single stream recycling? Here are some FAQs

Q: Do I have to separate my recyclable materials?

A: No, under this program all accepted materials can be combined together in the cart and no separation is necessary.

Q: When will All Service Refuce deliver the new carts?

A: It is anticipated that the new free rollout carts will be delivered to residents with curbside service before March 1st. They will come with informational flyers attached to further explain the program and the date by which collection using the new 64 gallon rollout cart will begin.

Q: Will this program cost me any money to participate?

A: NO. The purchase of the rollout carts was completely funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the US Department of Energy.  All carts will be white with a green lid. These carts can be filled with accepted recyclable materials only and should not be used for trash.

Q: What should I do with my current recycling bin(s)?

A: You may keep the current bins for your own personal use or put them out curbside to be recycled. If putting them out curbside, please attach a note saying that you would like to recycle the bin and the All Service Refuse driver will collect it.

Q: What materials can I recycle?

A: The following materials are accepted for recycling under this program: newspapers, magazines, inserts, catalogs, cereal boxes, junk mail, office paper, steel cans, aluminum/bi-metal cans, clear, brown and green glass, milk/juice cartons, drink boxes, cut cardboard, and plastic containers numbered 1 through 7 (plastic bags or wrapping are not accepted).  Please do not bag your recyclable material.

Q: Has my recycling collection day changed?

A: No changes to the collection date are currently anticipated.

Q: Am I responsible for the cart?

A: Yes, you are responsible to maintain the cart in good condition. All Service Refuse will only repair or replace carts that are damaged as a result of their collection process.  Residents should report any collection process damage immediately and directly to All Service Refuse. Residents may purchase a replacement cart directly from the City.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 9 2010. Filed under Broward County, Coconut Creek, Emerging Green, Environmental, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “Single Stream Recycling is Coming to Coconut Creek”

  1. Mariah Barnes

    Recycling is very very important in order to preserve mother earth.”**

  2. Isabel Lee

    we should always think about recycling our waste products to help the environment..”‘


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