Curbside, single-stream recycling is included for all single-family and many multi-family customers as part of monthly trash collection fees. There is no additional cost for curbside recycling.
Your recyclables will be picked up every other week. View our Collection Schedule webpage to determine pick-up day/week for your recycling. Please have your blue-lidded recyclables cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
Single-Stream Recycling - How To's
- Single-Stream Recycling allows you to place all your recyclable items, commingled together, into one container.
- Look over the Recycling Guide to see what you can recycle through the curbside program or ask our Waste Wizard about specific items.
- Each Waste Services residential customer is provided with a specific container for recycling. These containers are 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 Waste Services Guidelines for more information on where & how to put your cart out for collection.
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)
- 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; Our Waste Wizard has the answers for what to do with many items.
- 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)