If you don’t already have a blue recycling cart, call 311. A cart will be delivered to your home within 7 days.
What can you put into the recycle cart?
Remember 4 things: PAPER, PLASTIC, METAL, and GLASS. You don’t have to sort any of these before putting them into the blue cart.
- Paper products — Newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, mixed office paper, mail and junk mail.
- Cardboard — Cardboard boxes and chipboard, such as cereal and tissue boxes. Flatten all boxes to get more use out of your cart.
- Plastic Containers — Bottles (with or without caps), jars, containers with the triangle label symbol #1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 7. You’ll find the plastics number in a triangle on the bottom of the container. If in doubt, put it in the cart anyhow. It’ll be sorted later. Please rinse bottles before you toss them.
- Metals — Containers made of steel, tin, and aluminum. Please rinse them! EMPTY aerosol cans are OK. No pieces of scrap metal.
- Glass — Unbroken bottles and jars of any color (please rinse!). Lids are OK.
DO NOT put any of these into the recycle cart!
- Food waste
- Containers stained with food. Pizza boxes are a big no-no. So are take-out buckets for other foods such as chicken.
- Light bulbs
- Wet paper products (Honestly, do you really think that dirty diapers can be recycled?)
- Styrofoam, including those pesky, packing “peanuts” and styrofoam take-out food and drink containers
- Plastic grocery bags
- Waxed paper
- Plate glass (windows or doors)
- Coat hangers
- Yard waste (grass trimmings, branches, leaves). Leave these items for the bulky trash collection, on the SECOND MONDAY of each month