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Recycling

 

2017 Recycling Schedule (printable)

 

Why Recycle?  

  • Recycling prevents materials that have economic value from going to waste. 
  • Recycling is responsible for expanding the lifespan of our landfill. 
  • Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals.  
  • Recycling creates jobs. For every job collecting recyclables, there are 26 jobs in processing the materials and manufacturing them into new products.
  • Recycling prevents pollution. Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.
  • Recycling can save you money. Each additional trash container costs you $6.10 per month. You can reduce the need for additional containers by recycling.

Red Bins and Blue Carts

The City is in the process of moving from the 18-gallon recycling bins to larger 96-gallon carts over six phases. Phases 1-5 have launched and Phase 6, the final phase will commence in the Fall of 2017.  

Whether you have a red bin or blue cart, please do the following:  

  • Set bin(s) at the collection point by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.
  • Place the bin 4 feet from your green trash container, so our trucks can easily pick up each container.
  • Do not place containers near mailboxes, electrical or cable boxes, or other stationary objects such as gas or water meter.

If you have a red bin, please do the following:

  • Place all of your recyclable materials in the cart without sorting. Bag or bundle paper so it does not blow away.   
  • Use clear plastic bags for excess recycling that will not fit in your red bin(s).
  • Do not bag recycling in opaque kitchen bags or black trash bags.

If you have a blue cart, please do the following:

  • Place all of your recyclable materials in the cart without sorting.