Single stream (also known as fully commingled) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers and containers are mixed together in a collection truck, instead of being sorted into separate commodities (newspaper, cardboard, plastic, glass, etc).
When the material is brought into the MRF trucks dump the material on the floor. Loose shredded paper would be hard to capture, but in bags, the operators can separate and maintain the quality of the product.
For collection, place the container as close as possible to the curb or roadside, NOT on the street. Make sure the container is at least 3 feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, light posts and the handle and lid hinge is facing your residence. Please ensure the lid is closed to prevent damage to cart(s). Place your cart out the night before and do not forget to return your cart to the house when it has been emptied.
This schedule applies to all residential services (trash and recycle). M&M Sanitation will observe the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. M&M will NOT be servicing residential customers on these Holidays. M&M will be adjusting their service schedule by one day. For example, if the Holiday is on a Monday, the service would be as follows: Monday service will occur on TUESDAY; Tuesday service will occur on WEDNESDAY; Wednesday service will occur on THURSDAY; Thursday service will occur on FRIDAY; Friday service will occur on SATURDAY. Check the local newspaper or call M&M Sanitation at (859) 936-0957.
You can put your excess material next to the container in a paper bag, cardboard box, or plastic tote. If you regularly produce more than your container can hold, call M & M and request another container, there is no extra charge.
Books can be recycled at the curb if you rip off the hardcover and rip out the pages so it is not so thick and you can just drop them off whole at the Gose Pike Convenience Center, or donate to charity.
All personal documents should be shredded. Boyle County Recycle Center has a paper shredder that shreds 2 tons per hour free of charge to residents, business, industry, and schools. Call (859) 238-1116 for more information.
Waxy paper boxes are paper boxes that can be refrigerated or frozen such as frozen pizza and soda boxes. They cannot be recycled at the curb. But, you can recycle soda and beer boxes at the Gose Pike Convenience Center Pike (859) 238-1106.