GARBAGE & RECYCLING NEWS
Clean-Up Week June 25th - 29th
During Clean-Up Week, San Luis Garbage Company will pick up additional trash, recycling and greenwaste on your regular trash day. This community service is provided for FREE to single family residential customers.
6/18/2018 7:41:00 AM
Taking Responsibility of Recycling
Newly published list of recyclables from the IWMA!
*Please select a service from the list below*
Garbage & Recycling
Did you know...
Recycling a stack of newspaper 3 feet high saves one tree.
Glass can be recycled an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard
Recycling a single aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for three hours
Almost half of the food in the US goes to waste – approximately 3,000 pounds per second.
The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year.
How do I get rid of used motor oil?
Residential curbside disposal of used oil and oil filters is offered by San Luis Garbage Co. Call them at (805) 543-0875 for more information.
How do I dispose of needles and sharps?
All local pharmacies offer Free containers to dispose of used needles and syringes, lancets and other sharp objects.
What should I do with my broken steam iron, waffle maker, ice cream maker, crock pot, vacuum cleaner, or similar item?
Small electric appliances like these should be disposed of with electronic waste at a Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?
Recycling is driven by the market and product availability. Because expanded polystyrene (the generic name for Styrofoam) is so light, it is not cost effective for the recycling industry to ship and process.
How can I recycle my hazardous waste?
Cold Canyon and Chicago Grade Landfills have developed hazardous waste drop-off facilities that are open to the public on an ongoing basis. The basic limitations are fifty gallons of liquid or 125 lbs. of other materials per visit.Most materials are accepted except for biological hazards, explosives, and nuclear wastes. Hours are Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Businesses must make an appointment, but private citizens can just show up. For more information or appointments, call the Integrated Waste Management Authority at (800) 400-0811 or 782-8530 (Mon-Fri). Available to all county residents except residents of the City of Paso Robles. More »