Recycling Policies & Procedures

Recycling Cart Pickup Procedure


All City of Sanford residents should receive a blue 96 gallon roll-out recycling cart. The City of Sanford owns these carts and Waste Industries owns the 96 gallon garbage carts.

The blue recycle carts are picked up on the same day as your garbage cart but every other week. They should be placed at the curb approximately 5 feet apart.

Waste Industries has a separate truck that comes out to pick up recycling materials.
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Recycling Policies


  • Do not place recycle cart directly beside the trash cart.
  • Please cut cardboard down to 2x3 feet and place in recycle cart.
  • Do not bag recyclables.

Report a Problem


If you do not receive a blue recycling cart, or you need repair or replacement of a cart, please call the City of Sanford Public Works at 919-775-8247.