- Recycling is mandatory and will be enforced.
- Recycling is single stream; place all recyclables in one container. Set recycling carts and trash out by 7:00 am on collection day.
- No plastic bags of any kind in recycling carts, even if they have a recycle number. The place to recycle plastic bags is in a supermarket’s specially marked bin
- Large cardboard can be recycled. It must be bundled, tied and left next to your container. Waxed cardboard is okay to recycle.
- No textiles (i.e. fabric, clothing) in recycling carts. Take to EcoSmith bin.
- Containers must be rinsed or wiped out, but do not have to be completely clean.
- No clothes hangers in recycle carts. Wire hangers may be taken to dry cleaners, plastic ones to the Colby Farm Lane Recycle Center.
- No electronics, batteries, cell phones, oil, oil-based paint, fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), large appliances, or Styrofoam in recycling carts. These items can be recycled at the Colby Farm Lane Recycle Center.
- Glass bottles/jars must be clear, green, or brown. No broken glass or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses or Pyrex.
- No pots and pans in carts.
- Plastic containers which have recycle symbols 1 – 7 are allowed. No un-numbered plastics. Leave plastic caps/lids on plastic bottles.
- No Styrofoam even if labeled “recyclable”. Styrofoam can be brought to the Recycling Center.
- Paper- Recycle all your clean paper! “If it rips, recycle it.”
- Styrofoam peanuts can go to Pak Mail.
- Tin, steel, and aluminum: Food cans and lids, deposit and non-deposit beverage cans (can be flattened), and empty aerosol cans. No cans containing hazardous material, paint, or aerosol.
- You may use an overflow barrel if clearly marked and placed close to recycling cart.
For full list, visit the Recyclopedia on the city website.