Curbside recycling is collected every other week on the same day as garbage and is included with your garbage service provided by the City of Mt. Vernon.
Curbside Recycling Tips
- Empty clean recyclables out of bags and boxes and put them loose in your cart so that they can be easily identified and sorted at the recycling center. Clean paper bags and cardboard boxes are recyclable. Just put them in your cart after you empty them. Recyclables in plastic bags may be mistaken for garbage at the sorting center.
- NO plastic bags in recycling. (Reuse or recycle at grocery stores) - Plastic bags get caught in conveyor belts at the recycling center.
- NO shredded paper in recycling. Because of its size, shredded paper is difficult to sort from other recyclables.