Recycling Catch-Up Day: Monday 10/26. More information can be found here.
The city will re-start residential recycling collection services during the week of November 9th. The Friday route will be merged into the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday routes during the week of October 26th. Recycling Collection will be picked up every other week going forward. Please remember to place your cart at the curb by 6:30 a.m.
A 64-gallon cart with a blue lid is provided for all your recyclable materials. Place recyclables loose and unbagged in your recycling cart.
NO SORTING REQUIRED!
Please empty, rinse and dry all containers; empty and flatten all boxes.
Plastic lids can be recycled inside its plastic container.
IMPORTANT: Do not jam items into cart or overstuff the container.
Items that are recyclable in your cart
Plastic: #1 – #2 bottles and jugs – water, soda, sports drinks; detergent and shampoo containers (plastics with a neck); emptied, rinsed, flatten and replace plastic lid. Aluminum, steel & bi-metal: food & beverage cans and lids – opened with a can opener or pull-top ring. Mixed Paper: including newspaper & inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books, box board, paper bags, TP & paper towel tubes; cardboard. Empty box and brake down before placing into cart. For more information, copy & paste this: https://recyclingsimplified.com/ into your browser for Recycling Simplified.
Item that CANNOT be recycled in carts
#3 – #7 Plastics, cartons (self-stable or refrigerated) and glass bottles and jars are not recyclable curbside. Containers with foods or liquids. Containers that contained hazardous materials such as oil or antifreeze. Styrofoam, aluminum foil, pie tins. Plastic wrap, plastic bags, flower pots, hoses, mirrors or plastic toys. Scrap metal, plastic furniture,; batteries; pet waste or yard waste.
Contamination in the Recycling Stream
These changes are necessary to ensure that we can continue to provide your refuse, recycling, and organics collection services at a reasonable cost. Recycling services will be provided by subscription only. Material not recyclable is making recyclable materials unmarketable. One major source are cardboard boxes thrown into a recycling bin or dumpster without removing the styrofoam, plastic or other packing materials; mixing recyclable items with trash or food; not emptying and rinsing recycables; using the recycling cart as a second trash cart! Don’t be a “wishful recycler” by putting items in the recycling bin, hoping that they will be recycled. Know the city’s program and place only those items into your recycling cart. Know what to throw and when in doubt, leave it out!l Recycling Update 2019
For items that cannot be recycled in carts, please refer to the links below for Additional Drop-off Locations and recycling ideas. Also, check to see if there are special events or collections available to dispose of specific items. Click here.