What types of items can be placed in the recycle container?

May be placed out for collection on the same day as household garbage collection in the blue cart provided. Additional items may be placed out but shall not exceed the volume of approximately one 96-gallon cart per pickup. Items need to be of a size that will fit in the recycle cart. With automated service, once the cart is emptied, the service collector will need to exit the vehicle and transfer the overflow to the cart for servicing. Larger items will be considered bulk and serviced on bulk and yard trash day.

Recycling Material Guidelines

Acceptable Materials: (Please rinse out containers)

  • Pasteboard (boxes for items such as cereal, pizza, soda, beer, tissues, shoes and paper towels, and toilet paper rolls)
  • Brown paper grocery bags (no wax, no wet strength material, no liners)
  • Cardboard (corrugated, non-coated) flattened and cut to fit inside the recycling cart)
  • Newspaper, supplements, magazines, catalogs, and telephone books
  • Plastic containers number 1 to number 7 (like butter or yogurt containers)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green and brown), remove all lids, no broken glass
  • Cans (aluminum, tin and steel containers, such as food cans
  • Non-hazardous aerosol cans (empty and nozzles removed)

Unacceptable Materials

  • Plastic bags
  • Aluminum foil/pie plates
  • Drinkware
  • Plastic plant trays/containers, or buckets (even if recycle number 1 to number 7)
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Light bulbs
  • Egg cartons
  • Styrofoam Visit

Visit the Earth 911 website for more local recycling options.

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1. What types of items can be placed in the recycle container?
2. When can I put out my garbage/debris?
3. Who do I call when I come home and my cart(s) have not been emptied?
4. How do I dispose of large items?
5. Is there a limit to yard waste pickup?
6. Do I need to sort my recycling?
7. How do I dispose of televisions, computers and hazardous waste?