These are some frequently asked questions about our service. Have more questions? Feel free to contact us at any time with your question.
WHAT DAY IS MY RECYCLING PICK-UP?
Our pick-up schedule is as follows:
Monday: North of Hwy. 98 (Point Washington, Santa Rosa Beach, etc.)
Tuesday: Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, Grayton (west of 283)
Wednesday: East of Hwy. 283 (Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary, etc.)
Please have bins on the street by 6a.m. the day of your pick-up
WHERE DO MY RECYCLABLES GO?
Most recyclables are taken to the Walton County Recycling Center
— some cans and aluminum are taken to the Freeport Recycling Center and sold to offset gas and expenses–
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE RECYCLABLES THAN WILL FIT IN MY BLU-BIN?
Subscribers may use their own additional receptacle at no extra charge, but may not exceed two total receptacles including the provided Blu-Bin. Extra Binz may be requested at a rate of $5 per month.
WHAT KIND OF SORTING IS REQUIRED OF ME?
The only sorting we ask of our customers is to please separate cardboard and paper products from your other recyclables, and place beneath the Blu-Bin on their service day. Thanks in advance.
WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept corrugated cardboard, cereal boxes, clean newspapers, etc. We do not accept any used or soiled napkins or paper products. We no longer can accept glossy magazines, sorry!
WHY RECYCLE AT ALL?
For many of us, recycling has become a part of our daily, or at least weekly, lives. We know that recycling helps conserve natural resources, and most people know that recycling conserves space in our landfills. But did you know that recycling also conserves energy and water and helps to reduce air and water pollution?
For example, production of recycled paper uses 80% less water and 65% less energy, and produces 95% less air pollution than virgin paper production. If every American recycled his or her newspaper just one day a week, we would save about 36 million trees a year. For every four-foot stack of paper you recycle, you save a tree.
By using materials more than once, we conserve natural resources ensuring our children’s futures.
Need more reasons?
Recycling saves energy.
Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling reduces air and water pollution.
Recycling conserves our natural resources.
Recycling creates jobs.
Recycling saves space in our land fills.
- Resource Conservation: Recycling conserves the world’s scarce natural resources by using recycled materials instead of trees, metal ores, minerals, oil and other raw materials harvested from the earth.
- Energy Conservation: Recycling saves energy by reducing the need to process new material, which usually requires more energy than the recycling process. Recycling aluminum saves 92% of the energy required to make the material from scratch.
- Pollution Reduction: Products made using recycled rather than raw materials use significantly less energy, which translates into less burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. When burned, these fuels release pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide, into the air.
- Land Conservation: Recycling minimizes the materials going to the landfill, thereby extending the life of our landfills.
- Economic Benefits: Recycling programs typically translate into reduced waste costs for businesses. Nationally, recycling is responsible for 850,000 U.S. jobs and $86 billion in gross annual sales.
- Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recycling reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change by using less energy to make new products, reducing incinerator and landfill emissions and slowing the harvest of trees.