Single Cart Recycling
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is Orlando switching from bins to carts?
Single-cart recycling is a more cost-effective method of
recycling, saving the City more than $150,000 per year on the cost
of collecting recycling materials (fuel savings and lower dump
fees). In addition, the City can accept nearly double the types of
recycling materials. Residents no longer have to sort their
recyclables, making recycling less complicated. Recycling made
- Will my trash day ever be the same day as my
No. Your recycling day will be different from both of your garbage
- Can I request an additional cart if I want?
can order an extra recycle cart by phone at 407.246.2314 or by email
- Single Cart Recycling is collected every other
week, how will I know which week I put my cart out?
You can view an online version of the calendar
here. The calendar has each
week color coded and you simply need to match your cart color to the
color of the week on the calendar.
- Do I still need to separate my recyclables?
No, in our single-cart recycling program residents no longer
have to sort their recyclables, making recycling less complicated.
Recycling made simple!
- Can I use my recycling cart for regular
No, please donít place garbage or yard waste into the recycling
cart. Single-cart recycling is for recyclables only. Your household
garbage should be bagged and placed in your black garbage cart.
- Will you be picking up recyclables on
Recycling is picked up on all holidays including Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Please place your recycling cart out on the night
before the holiday collection day as crews commonly make faster
progress collecting carts on holidays and often get to homes much
earlier than usual.
- Who do I call if I have further questions?
You may reach us at 407.246.2314. You can also email questions
- What items can I put into the recycling
Our single-cart recycling program nearly doubles the amount
of recyclable materials accepted by the City. You can view a list of
here. A list of recyclable
items will be listed on the lid of your recycling cart.
- Is it possible to have a smaller recycling
All recycling customers will receive the large single cart.
Please try this cart for a month and then if you want a smaller
cart, call us at 407.246.2314 so we can order one for you. The
smaller cart is 1/3 smaller. Our test areas have shown that many
homes overfill a smaller recycling cart.
- Can I choose the color of my recycling cart?
No. The color of your recycling cart will help you determine
your recycling schedule that can be viewed
- How are recyclables processed in this new
The recycle sorting center uses mechanical sorting equipment to
do most of the sorting. After sorting, materials are transported by
semi truck to processors to be reused or made into new products.