Recycling in Tavares
The City of Tavares contracts with Waste Management, an outside vendor, to collect recyclables. We have teamed up to reward residents for home recycling. Recyclebank rewards you for taking everyday green actions - like recycling - with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses. On average, Recyclebank members can earn up to $165 in reward value through their annual recycling efforts.
Here's how it works:
|| Simply register at Recyclebank.com/wm and follow the online prompts to verify your home address. You will need to enter a PIN, which you should have received in the mail. If you don’t have your PIN, don’t worry! You can request a PIN on the website and have it sent to you via text message or mail. Once you receive your PIN, go back to Recyclebank.com/wm and enter it to complete your registration. You can also call 1.888.727.2978 to register.
Recycle all that you can with your green recycling cart; it will be collected and weighed along with your neighborhood’s recycling. If you’re a Recyclebank member, you’ll earn points each time you bring your cart to the curb, which is based on the total amount your neighborhood recycled. You can also earn 10 bonus point each recycling pick-up week for reporting your recycling activity at Recyclebank.com or via our iPhone® or BlackBerry® applications, you earn your share of points for that pick-up.
| What can be recycled? You can download a list here.
What Does the Code Number on Plastics Mean?
| #1 PET - Polyethylene Terepthalate
|| Soft drink & water bottles
| #2 HDPE - High Density Polyethylene
|| Natural bottles (milk, water, juice)
Pigmented bottles (laundry detergent, shampoo)
| #3 PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
|| Shampoo, toiletries, household cleaners, water bottles
| #4 LDPE/LLDPE
|| Mustard & squeeze bottles
| #5 PP - Polypropylene
|| Ketchup & Syrup bottles
| #6 PS - Polystyrene
| #7 Other Coded Plastics
|| Lids & bottles