Each household is provided with a 64-gallon cart to easily wheel their recyclables to the curb. Just place your paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, tin, and aluminum cans in the recycling container on your regularly scheduled pickup day and the automated truck will pick up your recyclables. Please do your part by using the following guidelines.
Where to place your cart…
All of your recyclables should be placed in your green cart with the blue lid and wheeled out close to the street with the arrows pointing to the street. Make sure there are no obstructions (telephone poles, fire hydrants or your regular rubbish container) within three feet of the cart.
Acceptable Recyclables in Our Program
Paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, hard back books, brown paper bags
Plastics PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap
Glass (Bottles and Jars)
Items NOT Accepted in Recycling
Shredded Paper (Bag and put into your trash cart)
Small Appliances (Call for Special Pick up), Window Glass, Ceramic Dishes or cups
Household Hazardous Waste such as Paint, Pesticides, motor oil, cooking oil, Fluorescent Light Bulbs or Batteries (Call for Special Pickup)
Also, Styrofoam and plastic bags (put into your trash cart)
Hard Plastics such as Little Tikes® toys, milk, and pop crates
Single Stream Recycling Tips…
Flatten your cardboard boxes, cans and plastic bottles to save space before placing them in your cart.
Do NOT put trash, pet waste or yard waste in your cart. Carts containing trash or yard waste will NOT be collected as part of our recycling program.
Advantages of Automated Recycling…
Larger containers to hold more as we encourage you to RECYCLE MORE.
Easier to wheel your recyclables to the curb.
Locally - Significantly lowers operational costs. (Over a $250,000 estimated savings over a 10-year period)
Locally – Reduces the possibility of Employee injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Nationally - Creates Jobs, Saves Natural Resources, Saves Forests, Conserves Water,and Saves Energy!
Nationally - Recycling saves space at our landfills!
For the World - Recycling helps to preserve our environment and reduces Air and Water Pollution!
Examples of the Recyclable Plastics:
Soft drink bottles, water bottles, window cleaner bottles, mouth wash bottles
PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap.
Laundry detergent bottles, windshield washer fluid bottles, coffee containers, milk jugs, medicine bottles
Please rinse out all bottles, containers, and jars and place the lid/cap back on the item you are recycling.