The full recycling program offers the following services:
- Commingled curbside collection recycling to residential customers (City Only);
- Source separated curbside recycling to participating businesses;
- Source separated drop-site recycling to County residents;
- Drop-site Green Waste Collection for both City and County
- Drop-site Recycling collection service for the Community of Story
- Alley-Cat trailer collection for the Communities of Big Horn, Powder Horn, Clearmont, Ranchester, and Dayton.
- Recycling sorting services for private haulers
The commingled waste stream accepted items include:
- Mixed Paper
- Office paper
- Tin & Steel
- Plastics #1-#7
In 2015, the City of Sheridan recycled over 44.95% of its waste stream. The community generated a total waste stream of approximately 59,845 tons of waste and recycled over 26,896 tons, which includes household waste, green waste, and C & D materials.
While all of the MSW waste numbers are not in yet, the City of Sheridan projects that it will recycle approximately 12.6% of its MSW waste stream this year (includes all commercial and residential waste throughout the County). Keep in mind also that the curbside program didn’t start until August 3rd so numbers are projected based on the first six months of data.
Some of our accomplishments include:
- Successfully launched a major curbside recycling program with over 3,300 containers delivered to residents throughout the City. This included re-routing the garbage collection routes to match the recycling routes. It was labor intensive because every household needed to be contacted and given instructions about collection days, and what can be recycled.
- Quality, efficient, and effective
- Very low contamination of less than 5% in the incoming recyclables
- Generating excellent commodities for market through sorting efforts of the sort line
- Able to adjust separation strategies of commodities to get best market pricing such as separating plastics
- Maximizing use of our operating space and resources
- Designed and installed the sorting line and processing equipment and established facility operations for an MRF
- Collecting and processing approximately 10 tons/day
Our goals include the following:
- Meet or Exceed Annual Recycling Goal
- Increase 25% for each of next 2 years
- Complete multi-family Implementation
- By end of 2016
- Continued public education and awareness
- Continue the curbside program