WCSW Recycling Programs
Washington County Solid Waste now has two recycling programs. The first is a public drop off recycling program also known as the “Binnie” program. The second is the newly implemented curbside recycling program which started in February 2016 called BLUCAN curbside recycling.
The BLUCAN curbside program has been an item of discussion for several years and is now operating in Washington County. For more information about BLUCAN curbside recycling please visit www.blucan.org.
The WCSW Binnie Recycling Program is the 1st county wide recycling program in the history of southern Utah. This program provides public drop off locations within Washington County where residents can drop off their paper, plastic, metal, and glass. Operational costs for this program are covered by a portion of the residents’ trash removal fees. In turn, 100% of the commodity money is given back to the cities and towns that make up Washington County for community enhancment projects.
The WCSW will implement a sustainable and successful recycling program for all residents of Washington County. We will promote public education and education of our youth. We will nurture partnerships to help build our recycling resources for the betterment of all of southern Utah.
Public Education We have teamed up with local media groups (radio, newspaper, websites, and television) to inform residents about the various recycling opportunities available through the WCSW. We also work with the Southern utah recycling Coalition and Don’t Waste Dixie to help inform our residents about the various opportunities for proper waste disposal and the importance of caring for the area in which we live.
Educating our youth The WCSW is committed to educating our youth to be good stewards. We have a recycling education program that can be tailored to all ages. Please contact us at (435) 673-2813 if you’re classroom, church group, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or any youth program is interested in learning about reducing, reusing and recycling.
Tangible Benefits The money collected from selling the commodities go back into the cities and towns that make up Washington County. Click on the link to find out how this money benefits your community.
Convenience Binnies are located close to where you live so that it is convenient to drop off your recycling. Binnies can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Binnie program includes over 50 sites in Washington County, ZionNational Park, and Cedar City. We are committed to making recycling as easy as possible.
Building our recycling resources As we generate more recyclables locally, it builds up our recycling resources. Our goal is to attract new businesses, support existing businesses, create jobs, and to expand recycling opportunities.