March 28, 2018
Dear Washington County Customer:
The cost of processing home recycling has risen dramatically since late 2017 and is projected to continue rising through 2018. New import standards on recycling materials now restrict the sale of our recycling to the markets we’ve relied on for several years.
Because of these record cost increases, an interim collection rate surcharge of $2.00 will be added to your monthly bill starting April 1, 2018. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved this interim surcharge on March 27, 2018.
Some reminders for recycling:
• Place the following items in your home recycling bin: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, scrap paper and boxes, metal and aerosol cans, scrap metal, and plastic bottles, buckets, tubs and jugs (six ounces to five gallons). Anything else should be put in the trash.
• Place glass in a separate container alongside the mixed recycling cart.
• Place motor oil in a sealed, clear plastic container and put it at the curb for collection.
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As always, please have all containers at the road for collection by 6 am. Click link below for the calendar link and app information for recycling pickup days.