Recycling Program Update
As of October 31st, 2019 all materials collected in the curbside blucans and the binnies are being shipped to Republic Services recycling center in Las Vegas. Residents are asked to only put the following items in their blucan; Mixed Paper (Junk mail, magazines, newsprint), Cardboard, Metal food and beverage cans (aluminum and tin), plastics #1 and #2 (ie. milk jugs, water bottles). Please have all containers clean and dry before placing them in your blucan. To have a successful program and to help eliminate costs please refer to the lid of your blucan for items that are acceptable. Placing items that we cannot recycle only increases our costs to process the materials and therefore is a detriment to the program.
WCSW Recycling Programs
“Binnie” program – We have many sites throughout the county where residents can visit and deposit their recyclables into designated “binnies”. Each type of commodity has a seperate bin. See our binnie location page for a site close to your home.
“BLUCAN” curbside program – This program began in 2016 and provided a blue recycling can to residents in participating cities. Resident can place all of their recyclables into one can and place it out on the curb for collection every other week.
Recycling markets have been in a slump for many years and many items that once had value are now very hard to recycle. We are asking that residents using either the “Binnie” program or the “BLUCAN” curbside program, recycle only the following materials at this time.
Plastics #1 and #2 – ie: Water bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles. Hint: look at the bottom of the container for a number 1 or 2 located inside the recycling symbol
Aluminum beverage cans
Steel food cans – ie: tuna fish cans, #10 food storage cans, etc.
Mixed Paper – ie: Junk mail, magazines, newsprint
Thank you for being diligent in recycling what the markets will allow.