Single-stream recycling rollout underway
Hey Venice! New recycling carts will arrive this month for single-stream recycling!
Your new curbside recycling cart (pictured at left) will have two wheels for easy maneuvering and a lid to keep your recyclables from becoming litter. Your cart is going to make recycling easier by providing you more space to recycle more items. ALL your recyclables go in the cart together, no more separating — a true win-win.
Delivery of the new single-stream recycling carts began Monday, Jan. 6 and will take approximately 2 weeks. The carts will be delivered directly to your home, and will include an information packet with important instructions on how to use the carts and what to do with your old red recycle bins.
These new carts are for recyclables only and all recyclables will go together into this single cart. Please do not put any garbage or yard waste into the new cart.
See below graphic for what you will be able to recycle and what you can leave out. Here are also some Recycling Frequently Asked Questions to assist residents.
It is very important we all work together to only recycle the correct items. If trash or non-recyclable items are placed in the carts, the entire load can become contaminated and can end up as garbage at the landfill. Recycling the proper items protects the environment, conserves resources and reduces landfill sites. This is a great opportunity for Venice residents to make a real difference in our community and our local environment.
A grant from The Recycling Partnership to the City of Venice is giving us the ability to provide these lidded curbside recycling carts. By providing households with a lidded container, recyclables stay in the recycling system and don’t end up in our waterways.
Please continue to use your red recycling bins until your new cart arrives. For more information, please call the City of Venice Public Works Department at 941-486-2422.