Your home has two bins (garbage and recycle).
Garbage and recycle are picked up on alternating weeks.
The Olympia website also has a great app that actually makes it FUN to recycle!
We are conscientious about our tenants' busy and demanding lifestyles, and, thus, have a habit of placing the bins out before our tenants have had a chance to. However, if we do miss, we hope that you will notice and help us out. Pickup day is Thursday, unless you live in the Beacon home where pickup day is Wednesday. (see the pickup schedule).
IF you live in a duplex, I pay for both homes, so it doesn't matter which one you use. If you have too much garbage, or need something picked up, please contact me. If you leave garbage behind in the garage, etc. on move-out, I will have to either "hoard" it in my house until garbage day or make a special garbage run. So, please, if there is a garbage issue, lets "Talk Trash". And, please adhere to the city's slogan, "When in doubt, throw it out!"..
Items Commonly Put in Recycling that are Actually Garbage
- Aluminum foil
- Alkaline batteries
- Plastic bags
- Styrofoam - cups, plates, peanuts
- Plastic packaging - blister packs, clamshells, food bowls
- Bottle caps & lids
- Clear plastic food containers and cups
- Plastic utensils
- Metal juice bags - Capri Sun, etc.
- VHS & cassette tapes
- Chip bags & candy wrapper