Recycling Program Quick Links
It is Opt-Out time again, from February 26th through March 24th, 2017. Contact the City Offices if you desire to opt-out of this service. (801)754-3211. Or fill out an electroic form HERE.
It is recommended by Republic Services that residents paint their house number on their blue curbside recycling container. Do not put your phone number or your name. Putting your house number on the container will discourage theft of services.
There have been a lot of comments and questions posted on social media recently concerning our Curbside Recycling Program. Please click here for an informational update.
You can also find answers to your questions in the FAQ link to the left.
Approved Curbside Recycling Services
In an effort to provide recycling services to interested residents, the city council has approved a curbside recycling program to be provided by Republic Services – our current garbage hauler.
All customers currently being billed for garbage services on their utility bill will automatically be signed up to receive a recycling container unless they chose to opt-out during the opt-out period from November 1st to December 30th, 2014. This service will cost $5.15 per month.
For those participating in the program, a container will be delivered to your home during the month of February 2015 and service will begin on March 10th. Attached to your new recycling container will be a list of recyclable items as well as the service calendar for the first few months of service.
Some have desired to opt-out although the opt-out period has ended. Therefore, the council has created future opt-out opportunities. The month of March 2016, and every March thereafter, there will be an opt-out window where residences can opt-out of the program by filling in a form and turning in their recycling can.
Important Recycling Information
Republic Services recycling containers are blue. Some residents may have a blue Republic Services container that they have been using for trash. If you are participating in curbside recycling and you already have a blue container, Republic will provide you with a GRAY garbage container and your blue container will become your recycling container. If you are not participating in curbside recycling, Republic services will replace your blue container with a GRAY garbage container.
Did you know that recycling is easy?
There is no need to sort your recyclables. Everything from plastic shampoo bottles to paperboard cereal boxes all gets tossed in the same container. You don’t even need to bag them!
What are the benefits of a recycling program?
It protects the environment, saves energy, and reduces landfill solid waste. For every ton of paper recycled, 60,000 gallons of water is saved. We use 70% less energy using recycled product in manufacturing than with raw materials. Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for up to 3 hours.
Residents are often concerned about the additional time/energy that recycling programs require. Santaquin City’s Curbside All-In-One service makes recycling as easy as taking out your trash! There is no need to sort your recyclables. Here are a few examples of what can go in your blue recycling bin. For a complete list that can be printed for your reference please click here.
· Plastics #1-7: There is no need rinse/wash your food containers. As long as they are scraped clean, they are good to go!
· Paper: This includes everything from office paper to phone books. Remember shredded paper is also acceptable and shredding of confidential documents is encouraged!
· Cardboard: Break down those boxes for extra room!
· Aluminum: No need to rinse those soda cans—simply toss them in!