What's Accepted as Recycling?
The below materials can be put in any City recycling receptacle, including the curbside green rolling cart:
- Aluminum cans
- Cardboard (no size restrictions)
- Metal cans
- Mixed paper (magazines, newspaper, office paper, cardboard, etc)
- Plastics (excluding plastic bags)
Unacceptable materials (such as plastic bags, Styrofoam or trash) will be tagged and left at the curb.
Glass Containers Go in the Purple Can
Glass containers like bottles and jars are not accepted in curbside recycling carts or any City recycling receptacle. Glass should be recycled in the Purple Can at the Recycling Center on Gordon Road, or in any Purple Can across our neighboring counties.
How to Prepare Your Recyclables
- Place all recyclable material into the City provided green rolling cart or green recycling bin, no separation is necessary.
- Recyclables should be clean and empty
- Do not bag recyclables. Leave loose in the container.
- No items smaller than 2"x2." No utensils, straws, small dressing or condiment cups.
- Place cardboard boxes inside or next to the recycling cart (or bin). Boxes do not need to be flattened.
- Include only listed items.
When is Recycling Collected?
Once a week on Wednesday (City-designated holidays are collected the following Saturday). Place items at the curb by 7 a.m. on Wednesday (or after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening). Containers must be returned to the side or rear of the residence by Wednesday evening.
There is no limit to the amount of recycling that may be placed at the curb. Extra containers (clearly marked "recycling"), cardboard boxes or paper bags may be used in addition to the city issued recycling cart and bins.
No Plastic Bags
Please do not bag recyclables or put plastic bags in your recycling trash containers. Plastic bags cause damage to the recycling facility machines. If you are unable to reuse your plastic bags, the best way to ensure plastic bags are recycled is to take them to a store that recycles. Ask your favorite grocery store or discount department store if they offer plastic bag recycling.