Under the single-stream recycling system, all recyclables go into one cart. The city-provided CART for recycling must remain at the assigned property. The serial number and radio frequency tag help us assign carts to every address.
Please review the 2009 recycling guide and label on the lid for instructions and for a list of items that are not recyclable.
Using automated trucks, solid waste crews will empty your recycling cart once-per-week. At the recycling plant, recyclables are separated and bundled for processing. The cost of recycling is already included in your solid waste charge of $18.75.
Upon request, an additional cart will be provided for a $5 charge, per month. Place your cart at the curb by 7am. Place cart 4ft away from your garbage cart and all other objects.
Remember you will be fined $5 per incident if:
- Your recycling cart(s) contains food, animal waste, hazardous waste, garbage waste, electronics or any other items prohibited.
- Your recycling or garbage cart is left at the curb. Please remove carts by dark on the day following collection.
||Do Not Recycle
|Paper (all colors) shredded paper, newspaper, newspaper inserts, glossy paper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes with plastic windows, photocopies, computer printouts, cereal boxes, frozen food boxes and phone books.
||Place these items inside your recycling cart. Place shredded paper in paper bags.
||Soiled or food stained material. Paper or cardboard contaminated by waste (animal or human) or wet food are not recyclable. No plastic bags, Styrofoam (cups, egg cartons, take-out containers), pizza boxes, napkins, tissues, waxed paper, carbon paper, laminated paper, fast food wraps, foil, construction material or yard waste .
|Corrugated cardboard: gift boxes, shoe boxes, etc.
|Glass (bottles & jars)- all colors and numbers.
||Rinse and place in cart! No need to remove labels or lids.
||Containers with hazardous waste, light bulbs, florescent lamps, windows, mirrors, electronics, tableware, ceramics, Pyrex, garden chemicals, pool containers, paint products, dishes, plastic shopping bags, frying pans and large metal pipes, wire coat hangers, plastic film or motor oil.
|Plastics (#1 to #7) - all colors.
||Rinsed milk & juice cartons are recyclable.
|Cans- aluminum, steel & tin.
||Empty aerosol cans - do not puncture & discard caps
RECYCLE GUIDE [PDF]