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