What is the RecyclePlus Service?

RecyclePlus will pick up items for specialty recycling and donation right from your doorstep! Our friendly team member will be by every other week to take any items placed inside the box and make sure they are donated to those who need them or are recycled properly.

What items are accepted in the RecyclePlus service?

RecyclePlus collects the following items: batteries, light bulbs, textiles, plastic film, Styrofoam/ block foam and clamshells. In the future, we hope to add more specialty items for collection as an opportunity for donations to various Clark County charities.

How does RecyclePlus collection work?

You will receive a durable, lidded box and reusable cloth bags from Waste Connections. On your collection day put your bagged items inside your box on your doorstep. Our collector will stop by to pick them up!

Announcement: Extra Block Foam Price Increase

Due to increased cost of taking Styrofoam to a processing facility, starting February 1st the charge for extra block foam has increased.

Your first purple bag of block foam will be included in your every-other-week RecyclePlus service. Any material that does not fit in the purple bag will be charged at a rate of $10.00 per 32-gallon bag. Please be sure to place extra block foam in a bag next to your other RecyclePlus materials.

If you have space and have extra block foam, you may wish to avoid additional charges by holding onto block foam until your next RecyclePlus service date.

Why Should I Use The RecyclePlus Service?

  • RecyclePlus is a convenient service that allows you to declutter your home, and feel good about doing your part to help the environment.
  • We believe in helping our community reduce, reuse and recycle in all the ways we can. All items RecyclePlus collects are items that are prohibited in the blue recycle cart. Collecting these items separately allows us the opportunity to get them recycled instead of landfilling them.
  • Life can be busy and making that extra trip to the transfer station or donation center can be challenging. Let us take the burden off of you by collecting these items from your doorstep and making sure they are properly handled.
  • You can trust that we research the best ways to make sure all items are donated locally and are recycled in a responsible way.
  • Since you have services with Waste Connections already, there is no hassle around starting new services with a different company. The $10 a month flat fee is all-inclusive. There are no hidden fees for Styrofoam/block foam or clamshell collection. The only additional fees would occur if you set out extra bags set on your service day.

This simple guide will give you a baseline understanding of RecyclePlus service. Check out the FAQs for more detailed information and please contact us with any further questions.

RecyclePlus Guide

FAQ’s

What is RecyclePlus?

RecyclePlus is a new doorstep service provided by Waste Connections. We will collect your recyclable items that cannot go in your blue cart, and items to be donated or reused within our local community.

Does RecyclePlus replace my garbage or my recycling?

Nope! RecyclePlus works in tandem with your regular curbside recycling and garbage collection. RecyclePlus expands your recycling capacity to include items that have customarily been landfilled.

What materials does RecyclePlus pick up?

RecyclePlus collects the following items: household batteries, light bulbs, textiles, plastic film, Styrofoam/ block foam and plastic clamshells.

In the future, we hope to add more specialty items for collection as an opportunity for donations to various Clark County charities.

Is there a schedule for what items are collected?

Nope! You set out what materials you have.  If one week you only have batteries and lightbulbs, no problem.  If the next collection day you have all the items, that is no problem either.

Is there a price per item?

No, all the items we collect are included in the $12.00 a month charge. 

There are additional charges for extras. If you want to set out extra materials, place them in 32-gallon bags next to your RecyclePlus box. There is a limit of 10 extra bags per pickup. An extra bag of block foam costs $10 and all other materials cost $2 per extra bag.

How does RecyclePlus collection work?

We will deliver to you a durable, metal storage box (14” tall x 13” wide x 13” deep, weighs 10.9lbs), four cloth bags (to be used for: textiles, plastic film, batteries, and lightbulbs) as well as two plastic bags for the white block Styrofoam (purple bag) and the plastic clamshells (yellow bag). You collect what materials you have and place them in the respective bags and then set the full cloth bags in the metal box, and place the full plastic bags outside next to the box.

On your collection day, our friendly Waste Connections staff member will be by to collect your items and return the empty bags back to your box. 

Now that I have my metal box, what do I do with it?

The metal box is designed to be left outdoors, there is no need to bring your box inside after collection day, unless you want to. We ask that the metal boxes are left in a place that is visible from the street for our RecyclePlus drivers.  We ask that you do not place the box curbside, especially if you have our other regularly scheduled services that day too.  The metal box and bags can be confusing for our other drivers, and we don’t want them accidentally picking up the materials that are meant to be recycled.

How much does RecyclePlus cost? How does the billing work?

RecyclePlus is a $12 per month subscription service.  This charge will appear on your regular bi-monthly Waste Connections billing statement.  You can cancel this service at any time.  Going on vacation? Contact our customer service team to put this service as well as your garbage and recycling services on pause.

What if my items don't fit in my bin for pickup?

We recognize that the Styrofoam and clamshells won’t fit inside the provided metal box, and we would you like you to place those full bags next to your metal box.  We purposefully provided the larger plastic bags to be able to fit those larger materials and to help keep them dry and protected from the elements.

Who does the pickup?

Our friendly, safe, and trusted Waste Connections team members will be collecting your RecyclePlus items.

What if I need an item back that was picked up?

Unfortunately once an item is collected there is no way to get it back.  Please make sure all items in your box are items you are ready to part with, and know that they are going to be recycled or donated to someone in need.

How frequently are RecyclePlus items collected?

Every other week!  Your pickup day is based off of your address and we will let you know when your collection day will be.  Once you receive your RecyclePlus supplies and your official pickup day, you can use the Recollect app to be alerted on your collection day.

Do I need to be home for when my items are picked up?

No!  Just make sure your items are placed in the box by 6:30am on your collection day and our team members will be by to collect them.

Where is RecyclePlus available?

Right now, RecyclePlus is only be available to residents living in single- family houses. 

In the future, we hope to expand this service into apartments and condominiums. Please contact recycleplus@wasteconnections.com if you are interested in this future service.

5 reasons to use RecyclePlus

  1. RecyclePlus is a convenient service that allows you to declutter your home, and feel good about doing your part to help the environment.

 

  1. We believe in helping our community reduce, reuse and recycle in all the ways we can. All items Recycle Plus collects are items that are prohibited in the blue recycle cart.  Collecting these items separately allows us the opportunity to get them recycled instead of landfilling them. 

 

  1. Life can be busy and making that extra trip to the transfer station or donation center can be challenging. Let us take the burden off of you by collecting these items from your doorstep and making sure they are properly handled.

 

  1. You can trust that we research the best ways to make sure all items are donated locally and are recycled in a responsible way.

 

  1. Since you have services with Waste Connections already, there is no hassle around starting new services with a different company. The $10 a month flat fee is all-inclusive. There are no extra fees for Styrofoam/block foam or plastic clamshell collection.  The only additional fees would occur if you set out extra bags set on your service day.

Need help?

Please use our contact form, or for more urgent matters please contact a representative at recycleplus@wcnx.org or call 360-892-5370.

recycleplus@wcnx.org       360-892-5370