Rubbish & Recycling program Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a new recycling / rubbish container?
Each household will receive two (2) 96-gallon hinged lid, wheeled containers (carts). The cart with the black lid is for rubbish and the cart with the green lid is for recycling. The carts are designed to be picked up by an automated arm attached to a City of Taylor rubbish or recycling truck. Both carts are property of the City of Taylor and have been coded and registered to your address. If you move, the cart remains with the home.
What will be the difference between the rubbish and recycling cart?
Both carts will be brown but will have a different color lid. The rubbish cart will have a black lid and the recycle cart lid will be green.
Where should I place my carts for rubbish and recycling pickup?
Please place the carts on your easement, behind the curb for pickup. Do not put them in the street. Make sure they are not blocked by parked cars, fire hydrants, trees or utility poles.
Will all of my recyclables / rubbish have to fit inside the cart?
All materials to be recycled must be placed inside the cart, even materials that previously had to be placed outside the bins, such as cardboard. All materials to be recycled must fit inside the cart, or they will not be picked up for recycling. Rubbish will need to be placed in plastic garbage bags and then into the cart for pickup. Do not overload the cart. If the lid cannot close, it is too full.
Will I have to call for a special pickup on larger items that do not fit in the cart and will there be a fee associated?
Yes, residents will be required to call for a special pickup of larger items. Fees apply.
Is recycling mandatory?
No, however, it is encouraged to promote environmental and fiscal responsibility. At this time the City must pay to dispose of rubbish at the landfill and will receive a rebate on materials recycled.
Why is single-stream recycling better?
Single-stream recycling is more convenient for customers, and will allow more plastics to be recycled. It diverts more waste from landfills, and is more cost-efficient to collect and process. Helps lower the City’s solid waste disposal costs and enhance curbside appearance.