Curbside residential recycling collection service is provided by Republic Services. This contract is supervised by the Director of Public Works.
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.
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.
Click on the link below to watch a video explaining the use of the garbage and recycling carts.
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
ALL CONTAINERS SHOULD BE CLEAN AND DRY - Remove bottle caps & jar lids
DO NOT place these items in your recycling cart:
- Plastic bags and plastic wrap
- bottle caps and jar lids - most are not recyclable
- 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
Recycling Right: CLEAN YOUR ITEMS FIRST
Well-intentioned recycling ends up creating more problems than solutions. Everything does not go in the cart. As listed above, we are contaminating our home recycling bins with things that can’t be recycled at curbside — plastic bags, greasy pizza boxes, thin plastic packaging, and much more.
In fact, nearly one-third of all materials households send to Florida recycling facilities are not actually recyclable and ruin loads of items that otherwise could be recycled. These mistakes are costly and time-consuming — sometimes shutting down processing plants for hours at a time.
When in Doubt, Throw it Out - It is better to throw it out than risk contaminating a whole load of good recyclables.
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.
- Residential Bulk Trash Collection
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling
- Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services