Recycling Service

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Curbside residential recycling collection service is provided by Republic Services. This contract is supervised by the Director of Public Works.

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For questions regarding service and collection

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday         7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Recycling Service Days and Carts

Recycling collection is once weekly and falls on one of your garbage collection days.

Residential Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule / Map

Standard issue recycling carts are 35-gallons. Should you desire a larger recycling cart, you can trade in your cart for a larger one. You can select a 64-gallon cart by contacting Republic Services at 954-583-1830. Only carts provided by the City may be used.The carts should be placed at the curb prior to 7:00 AM on your service day.

To ensure for proper and efficient collection, the carts must be placed correctly – facing the street, at least 3 feet away from obstacles like another cart, mailboxes, fire hydrants, trees, etc.

Recycling Cart with dimensions

Click on the link below to watch a video explaining the use of the garbage and recycling carts.

Recycling Cart Video

Recycling Collection:  What Items are Accepted?

Since we have single stream recycling, all recyclable items can be placed in the same cart – there is no longer a need to sort out items.

Items accepted in your recycling cart include:

  • Paper: Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file folders, soda cartons, and crushed boxes including tissue boxes and those from food items such as cereal, rice and pasta
  • Flattened cardboard from non-food items such as shipping boxes
  • Plastic: containers with neck narrower than body, such as soda bottles, milk, water, detergent and shampoo bottles
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum, steel or tin food and beverage containers
  • Milk and juice cartons and drink boxes

DO NOT place these items in your recycling cart:

  • Plastic bags
  • Pizza boxes
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Styrofoam or plastic take-out food containers or trays
  • Certain glass products including window or auto glass, light bulbs, mirrors, glass cookware or bake-ware, and ceramics
  • Pots, pans, metal utensils or scrap metal
  • Paint and pesticides
  • Electronic waste and accessories
  • Medical waste and pharmaceuticals
  • Household garbage and other waste such as gas cylinders, tanks, rocks, dirt, building debris, flammables, small appliances
  • Miscellaneous plastics and toys
  • Hoses, wires, holiday lights

New Customers

Garbage and recycling collection is automatically initiated when you open a water utility account. A garbage cart and recycling cart will be delivered to your residence. The fees related to garbage and recycling collection are placed onto your annual tax bill. To open a water utility account, call the City of Sunrise Utilities Division at 954-746-3232.

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