and Blue Bin Items
City Recycling drivers
collect from over 6000 houses per day, 750 houses per truck. Each
driver collects an average of 5 tons (10,000 lbs). The constant
bending and lifting of the bins makes recycling as difficult job.
Here are a few ways you can helps them make their job a little
easier and the program run more efficiently.
Please do not mix your recyclables
in the bins. Warwick’s Maximum Recycling Program requires that
residents use two recycling bins; a blue
bin for bottles, cans, juice boxes and milk cartons
and a green
bin for all paper products, boxboard and cardboard.
must be at curbside by 7 am on your scheduled collection day.
Exact pickup times will vary due to weather conditions, equipment
breakdowns, volume of recyclables, new drivers, etc. Recyclables
placed at curbside after collection trucks have gone by, will
not be picked up.
Do not block the
recyclables with your vehicle. It is difficult for the collectors
to drag your bins around your vehicle. They will not pick them
up if they are blocked.
Loose paper causes
litter, especially on windy days. Please place all recyclable
paper in paper bags inside your green bin.
If the City's Sanitation
and Recycling Division observes a holiday, and your regular
collection day falls on that holiday, you will receive collection
the next day. The remainder of the collection week will be a
day later during that holiday week. See the Holiday
on the blue or green
bin images below to learn which items are accepted for curbside
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