BluCan Curbside Recycling  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard – i.e.: packaged food boxes, shipping boxes, etc. (No greasy boxes)
  • Mixed paper – i.e.: Junk mail, magazines, paper bags, and paper packaging, etc.
  • Plastic #1 and #2 – i.e.: Water bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc. (Hint: look at the bottom of the container for a number 1, 2, … located inside the recycling symbol.) (No plastic bags)
  • Steel food cans – i.e.: tuna fish cans, #10 food storage cans, etc.

Please do not place your items to be recycled in bags, they should be placed directly in the Binnie or in the BluCan recycling container as separate items!  Glass – Should only be taken to the Binnies and not be placed in the BluCan container!!! 

 

  •     No Garbage
  • No Hazardous materials – i.e.: oil changes, paint cans, etc.
  • No Food Waste
  • No Food-tainted items – i.e.: used paper plates or boxes, paper towels, paper napkins, wax paper, etc.
  • No Soiled Cardboard – i.e.: greasy pizza boxes, soiled cardboard (grease, mold, and painted) or greasy boxes, etc.
  • No Ceramics and Kitchenware
  • No Windows and mirrors – i.e.: tempered glass
  • No Plastic bags or Plastic wrap
  • No Styrofoam – i.e.: packing peanuts, foam egg cartons, foam meat containers, etc.
  • No Medical waste
  • No Plastic toys or sporting goods equipment
  • No Wood
  • No Light bulbs
  • No Yard waste or garden tools

The current monthly rate for recycling is $5.84. Fees will increase annually by up to 2.5% for at least the next ten years.

Recycling will be collected on the same day as your regular trash collection day every other week but by a separate company so may occur at different times that same day.

BluCan Curbside Recycling is only available to residents who already have curbside trash removal services. If you have additional questions, please contact the Washington County Solid Waste District at 435-673-2813.

BluCan is a residential curbside recycling service only and does not offer recycling services to businesses.


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BETTER LANDFILL UTILIZATION 

The recycling program lowers the long run costs of garbage collection by lowering the city's relative garbage contribution. In the first year of the recycling program, the residents have recycled over 2 million pounds of material that would have ended up in the landfill. Recycling is also an environmentally responsible activity. It saves natural resources, saves energy, reduces the need for landfill space, and lowers the need to use toxic chemicals.  

The recycling material is taken to the Washington County Solid Waste transfer station to be loaded and hauled by semi-trucks to the Republic Service Recycling Facility outside of Las Vegas Nevada.  View the process of how the recycling takes place:

 

Residential BluCan Curbside Recycling

The District contracts with the City of St. George and other cities and towns within Washington County to provide their residents with garbage and recycling services. All cities collect fees from residents and remit back to the District.

 

The recycling program lowers the long run costs of garbage collection by lowering the city's relative garbage contribution. In the first year of the recycling program, the residents have recycled over 2 million pounds of material that would have ended up in the landfill. Recycling is also an environmentally responsible activity. It saves natural resources, saves energy, reduces the need for landfill space, and lowers the need to use toxic chemicals.

 

What can be recycled? The District is asking that residents using either the “Binnie” program or the “BluCan” curbside program, recycle only the following materials currently.

 

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard – i.e.: packaged food boxes, shipping boxes, etc. (No greasy boxes)
  • Mixed paper – i.e.: Junk mail, magazines, paper bags, and paper packaging, etc.
  • Plastic #1 and #2 – i.e.: Water bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc. (Hint: look at the bottom of the container for a number 1, 2, … located inside the recycling symbol.) (No plastic bags)
  • Steel food cans – i.e.: tuna fish cans, #10 food storage cans, etc.

 

Please do not place your items to be recycled in bags, they should be placed directly in the Binnie or in the BluCan recycling container as separate items!  Glass – Should only be taken to the Binnies and not be placed in the BluCan container!!! 

 

What can’t be recycled?  The District is asking that residents using either the “Binnie” program or the “BluCan” curbside program, and do NOT recycle the following materials:

 

  • No Garbage
  • No Hazardous materials – i.e.: oil changes, paint cans, etc.
  • No Food Waste
  • No Food-tainted items – i.e.: used paper plates or boxes, paper towels, paper napkins, wax paper, etc.
  • No Soiled Cardboard – i.e.: greasy pizza boxes, soiled cardboard (grease, mold, and painted) or greasy boxes, etc.
  • No Ceramics and Kitchenware
  • No Windows and mirrors – i.e.: tempered glass
  • No Plastic bags or Plastic wrap
  • No Styrofoam – i.e.: packing peanuts, foam egg cartons, foam meat containers, etc.
  • No Medical waste
  • No Plastic toys or sporting goods equipment
  • No Wood
  • No Light bulbs
  • No Yard waste or garden tools

 

Thank you for being diligent in recycling what the markets will allow.

 

If you have additional questions regarding what can and cannot be recycled or about the recycling program in general, please contact the Washington County Solid Waste District directly at 435-673-2813 or visit https://www.blucan.org/