Best Practices for Recology Customers during COVID-19

Help keep yourself and Recology of the Coast employee owners safe by following the guidance below. 

 

STOP & THINK

What goes where? Sorting properly is critical to keeping recyclable or compostable material out of the landfill.  Organic materials and food-soiled papers should go in the compost, while clean cardboard, paper, glass, metal, and plastic containers should go in the recycling.

BREAK IT DOWN

Optimize space in your blue bin and keep recyclables loose (not bagged). Break down cardboard boxes and do what you can to save space in your bin to make sure it’s not overflowing.

BAG IT & BIN IT

Do your part to keep drivers safe. Trash should be secured in bags to prevent materials from blowing onto the street.  Make sure all trash fits inside your curbside bin.

CURBSIDE BULKY PICKUPS

Organize your curbside pickup items.  Once Shelter-In-Place restrictions are lifted,we will begin scheduling eligible items for collection.  Reusable items can be donated to a charity or non-profit once restrictions are lifted.

WASH YOUR HANDS

Frequently! Washing your hands before and after rolling your carts to the curb will help keep both you and your driver safe. You can also wipe down the handles and lids of your carts with a sanitizing wipe to further protect yourself and drivers. Used wipes should be placed in the trash.

ROLL IT OUT

Place your curbside bins out early. Please roll your bins to the curb the night before your pick-up day. Drivers may pick up bins earlier or later due to temporary routing changes.  Remember to leave space between your bins to allow our automated trucks to collect bins effectively.

SMILE & WAVE

Drivers need to socially distance, too. Please maintain the advised 6 feet of social distance between you and your driver. But that doesn’t mean you can’t say hi — a friendly wave is always appreciated!