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by Jennifer Loper02/13/2018 2:00 PM
Updated: 06/08/2018

Welcome to the new City of Longmont solid waste blog, where you’ll find tips, tricks, and other information to help you easily send less stuff to the landfill and put more to good use!

First tip: You don’t have to be perfect at recycling to make a difference. Maybe that jar is too hard to clean out or you don’t want to empty that expired product from the container you found in the back of your fridge. Do what you can and know that your efforts are making an impact.

Let’s check out the new recycling guidelines that Boulder County updated in late 2017. If you haven’t seen them (or want to print a new copy to post above your recycling bin, perhaps), check out "Recycling 101: What goes in your curbside bin" here along with the top 3 recycling no-no’s.

Images of new recycling items for collection

Several new plastics are now being accepted for recycling, including:

  • plastic tub lids (like those on your yogurt, sour cream and butter containers, which were already recyclable)
  • clamshell containers (which makes us hungry for a big salad and some raspberries!)
  • take out containers (now we're hungry for dinner!)
  • plastic flower pots (is it too early to plan the garden?)
  • prescription containers


Give those new items need a quick rinse to remove residue before tossing into your blue bin. It’s just that easy!

What’s your favorite new item to recycle? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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  1. Updated: 06/08/2018
  2. Updated: 02/15/2018
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