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Recycling Collection

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Curbside, single-stream recycling is offered to single-family and multi-family customers at no additional cost to monthly trash collection fees.

Schedule

Your recyclables will be picked up every other week. View our Collection Schedule webpage to determine pick-up day/week for your recycling, and see our list of holidays. Please have your blue-lidded recyclables cart at the curb by 7 am on your scheduled collection day.

recyclable container

Single Stream Recycling - How To's

  • Single Stream Recycling allows you to place all your recyclable items into one co-mingled container.
  • Each Solid Waste residential customer is provided with a specific container for recycling, which is gray with a blue lid.
  • Please, do not put your recyclables in any plastic bags when you put them in the container.
  • You do not need to sort out different kinds of recyclables into different containers.
  • View our Solid Waste Service Guidelines for more information on where & how to put your cart out for collection.

Items Accepted

Our Single-Stream Recycling Guide illustrates all the kinds of things that you can put in your blue-topped recycling bin. Print it out and keep a copy handy! 

  • Magazines, brochures & catalogs
  • White or pastel office paper
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Phone books
  • File folders
  • Blue prints
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paperboard boxes (such as cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard boxes (PLEASE FLATTEN)
  • Opened mail and greeting cards
  • Paperback books
  • Empty aerosol cans (NO CAPS)
  • Paper milk/juice cartons (NO FOIL POUCHES)
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Clean, balled aluminum foil (2” or larger) and pie pans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cans (DO NOT CRUSH OR FLATTEN)
  • Plastic "Clamshell” containers, such as berry containers of all sizes
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and jars (attach plastic screw top caps; NO #7 PLA COMPOSTABLES; DO NOT FLATTEN)
  • Flat plastic tub lids, such as yogurt container lids
  • Rinsed plastic take-out containers
  • Rigid plastics, such as pots, crates, buckets and large toys (remove any metal axles; ALL MATERIALS MUST FIT INSIDE CART)

Tips:

  • No need to remove: paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, tape, wire, metal fasteners, rubber bands, spiral bindings, or plastic tabs
  • Please flatten and fold all large and bulky cardboard boxes so they fit inside your container.
  • If you have more recyclables than your curbside collection bin can hold or bulky items that cannot fit, the Waste Diversion Center accepts single-stream recyclables free of charge.

Items NOT Accepted

Below is a list of items not accepted in your curbside recycling container. Some of these items are accepted at special recycling centers or through our curbside composting service; learn more on the Hard to Recycle webpage and the Composting webpage.

  • Plastic bags
  • Food and liquids (compost these)
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic-coated paper
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Lotion/toothpaste tubes
  • Shredded paper (compost this)
  • Hard-back books
  • Scrap metal
  • Tyvek® envelopes or bubble padded envelopes
  • Soft plastic 6-pack holders
  • Needles or syringes
  • Paper ream wrappers
  • Plastic microwave trays
  • Frozen food, ice cream or frozen juice containers
  • Mirrors, ceramics or Pyrex®
  • Light bulbs, plates or vases
  • Drinking glasses, window glass
  • Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
  • Tissues, paper towels, napkins (compost these)
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard (compost these)
  • Stickers or sheets of address labels (affixed address labels and stamps ok)
  • Kraft® (orange/brown) envelopes (compost these - remove any metal)
  • Styrofoam® or paper to-go containers (compost paper to-go containers if not plastic-lined)

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