The Frequently Asked Questions are divided between garbage collection and recycling collection. Scroll through to find FAQs about these topics, and click on the question to reveal the answer.

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FAQs – Garbage Collection


FAQs – Recycling Collection

  • What can and can’t I recycle

    The do’s and don’t are listed on the recycling guidelines page. When in doubt, throw it out.

    If you still have questions you can contact Pinto Sanitation at (716) 775-0123.

  • Is styrofoam recyclable?

    No, not in our curbside collection program. Some items like Styrofoam packing peanuts can be reused at local shipping business, but larger block Styrofoam cannot be recycled and must be taken with trash.

  • Do you recycle motor oil or oil filters?

    Pinto does not collect motor oil or oil filters.

    Did you know: any service establishment that sells at least 500 gallons per year of new oil and performs vehicle servicing must accept from the public at no charge up to 5 gallons of used oil per person per day. Retailers who don’t service vehicles but sell at least 1,000 gallons per year of new oil must either accept used oil from the public, as service establishments do, or contract to have another service or retail establishment accept it on their behalf

  • Do you recycle electronics?

    Pinto does not collect electronic waste as part of our weekly pick up, but will will sponsor E waste drives throughout the year to collect electronics and TV’s. Stay tuned for information regarding these Events.

  • Can I bag my recyclables?

    No, as they are a contaminate and cause problems for the sorting machinery at the recycle facility.

    * This also means you should not be recycling plastic shopping bags! *

  • Where do I put my recyclables?

    In your Pinto provided black recycling Tote.

  • What happens if someone steals my tote – can I get another one?

    If your tote is stolen or gone missing , please call Pinto Sanitation at 716-775-0123. When you call, please reference your name, address and # on the side of the tote (if available).

  • I’m moving, can/should I take my tote with me?

    No, totes belong to Pinto Sanitation. If you are moving, the tote stays with the house.

  • What if my tote breaks?

    If your tote happens to break, please call Pinto Sanitation at 716-775-0123.