Recycling Cart Information (Green)

Cart Information

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  • Your cart will be picked up curbside on your regularly scheduled pickup day.
  • Carts should be set out prior to 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day.
  • The cart lid should be closed and not be overflowing.
  • Please DO NOT set out any other containers or bags.  Items outside the cart will not be collected.
  • Place all carts for curbside collection a maximum of five (5) feet away from street and a minimum of four (4) feet away from other objects including: Mailboxes, Trees, Streetlights, Parked Cars, Other Recycling or Garbage Carts
  • Place carts on a level surface and away from overhanging tree branches.
  • Each cart provided to you is stamped with a serial number that is assigned specifically to your address with GPS delivery confirmation. We use that serial number to track your cart.
  • The carts stay with the address. Do not take the cart when you move.
  • Do not permanently mark or deface carts.
  • Additional carts can be purchased for a cost of $75.00 for a 65-gallon cart and $65.00 for a 35-gallon cart.
  • Periodic cleaning is advised.

ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE PLACED LOOSE INTO THE CONTAINER, DO NOT PUT ITEMS IN PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS OR GARBAGE BAGS

Additional Prohibited Items:

Glass, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam, Stretch Film, Hoses, Ropes, Blankets, Clothing, Windshields, Mirrors, Electronic Scrap, Pressurized Containers, Shoes, Rubber, Organic Waste (plants, dirt, trees) Light Bulbs, Porcelain, Hazardous Waste, Chemicals, Dog Food Bags, Automotive Parts, Wood, Pillows, Blinds, Food Waste, Pizza Boxes,  Diapers, Pool Solar Blankets, Patio Furniture No Hazardous Materials-­ Hazardous Liquids, Combustibles, Corrosives, Books, Wax Coated Cartons (juice, milk, chicken broth) Etc.

All items on this prohibited list should be thrown away in accordance with local, state or federal regulations. If you have questions about proper disposal, please call (863) 655-0005. Please rinse all containers, plastic bottles, steel & aluminum cans before recycling. Plastic bags and egg cartons can be returned to your local grocery store.

Common Reasons for Missed Collections:
  • Cart is not placed according to the set-out guidelines.
  • Cart is set-out for collection late.
  • Trash has been placed outside the cart or the cart is overflowing.
  • Cart contains unacceptable materials.
Cart Damage, Replacement or Exchange
  • Each household is provided with a standard 65-gallon green waste cart. To exchange your standard 65-gallon waste cart for a smaller 35-gallon call (863) 655-0005.  Please note that Waste Connections will do a one time cart exchange at no cost but any additional exchanges will be at a $75 charge.
  • If your waste or recycling cart is damaged in the collection process, call (863) 655-0005 and Waste Connections will repair or replace your cart free of charge.
  • If your cart is damaged because of misuse, modification or placement of unacceptable materials, you will be responsible for purchasing a replacement cart at the indicated cost related to the charge.
  • If your cart is stolen, call the police department (non-emergency number) and obtain a case number.   The homeowner will need to purchase a new cart at the indicated costs related to the cart size needed.
  • Additional Carts can be purchased at a cost of $75.00 for a 65-gallon cart.  The 35-gallon cart costs $65.00.
Common Reasons for Missed Collections:
  • Cart is not placed according to the set-out guidelines.
  • Cart is set-out for collection late.
  • Trash has been placed outside the cart or the cart is overflowing.
  • Cart contains unacceptable materials.
Cart Damage, Replacement or Exchange
  • Each household is provided with a standard 65-gallon green waste cart. To exchange your standard 65-gallon waste cart for a smaller 35-gallon call (863) 655-0005.  Please note that Waste Connections will do a one time cart exchange at no cost but any additional exchanges will be at a $75 charge.
  • If your waste or recycling cart is damaged in the collection process, call (863) 655-0005 and Waste Connections will repair or replace your cart free of charge.
  • If your cart is damaged because of misuse, modification or placement of unacceptable materials, you will be responsible for purchasing a replacement cart at the indicated cost related to the charge.
  • If your cart is stolen, call the police department (non-emergency number) and obtain a case number.   The homeowner will need to purchase a new cart at the indicated costs related to the cart size needed.
  • Additional Carts can be purchased at a cost of $75.00 for a 65-gallon cart.  The 35-gallon cart costs $65.00.