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Recycling Guidelines

Recyclables should be placed loose in the container

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. . . No Plastic Bags. Learn more about how to "Free your recyclables" here.

Curbside Recycling

You can combine all clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard in your recycling container. By recycling you are helping to save energy, reduce water pollution, reduce water consumption, preserve natural resources and create jobs.

Collection Calendar

Your recycling is collected every other week on garbage day. There is no limit on the amount of clean recycling you can set out for collection. Put recycling that doesn't fit in your cart in old recycling bin or cardboard boxes (limit 3'x3'x3').

Collection Rates

Recycling is provided at no extra cost with your basic garbage service. Recycling and preventing waste can sometimes reduce garbage enough for residents to order a smaller garbage container for a lower rate.

Additional Recycling Services

  • Cooking oil - Place up to three gallons of used cooking oil (no solids) in a clean, clear plastic screw top plastic jug (milk jug, soda bottle). Label with your name and address and place next to the recycling.

  • Motor oil - Place up to three gallons of used cooking oil (no solids) in a clean, clear plastic screw top plastic jug (milk jug, soda bottle). Label with your name and address and place next to the recycling.
Call to schedule recycling of the following items

  • Appliances (charges apply) - Microwave ovens, toasters, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters.

  • Electronics: Computer equipment, VCRs, DVD players, audio equipment, televisions, cell phones and other electronics less than 60 pounds each and no larger than 2 feet by two feet.

  • Propane canisters (small camping style) - Small disposable camping style propane canisters. Place next to the cart for recycling.

  • Scrap metal: All ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal that is free of wood, rubber or other contaminants.

  • Clean wood scraps: Clean, unpainted, untreated wood scraps that are no larger than four (4) inches in 42 diameter or four (4) feet in length can be set out for recycling. Some metal fittings and nails allowed. Material must be placed in cardboard box next to the recycling cart and labeled "Wood Waste".
Battery and Light Bulb Recycling

  • Household batteries and light bulbs can be recycled for no charge at City Hall during regular business hours. Please place tape over the ends of all batteries.
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.

  • Empty, clean, and loose. These three words can greatly improve the quality of recyclables placed in your cart. You can do this by rinsing out recyclables and placing empty containers directly in your cart loose, not in a plastic bag. Learn more about how you can Recycle Right - Click Here.

  • Extra Recycling. There is no limit on the amount of clean recyclables you can set out for collection. Put recycling that doesn't fit in your cart in recycling bins, cardboard boxes (limit 3'x3'x3'), or a 32-gallon can with handles marked "recycling".



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