If you are not sure about an item your thinking of putting in you recycle bin, type it in the search bar below. 

As part of our refuse services, we provide a GREEN recycling cart to every eligible resident, which is picked up every other week by our hauler, Waste Management. Depending on the neighborhood you live in, your green recycling cart will either have a GREEN or BLUE lid. For information on your collection day and week, please refer to the collection schedule on our homepage.

As recycling markets change, so do the items we are able to put in our recycling cart. That is why frequent and continual education is vital to what we do here at the SW&R Office. We encourage everyone to stay informed on what to and what not to recycle in your green recycling cart for the safety of Waste Management facility employees, the preservation of our resources and support of our economy.
Wipe it, rinse it and recycle it!
Food waste and dirty containers contaminate entire loads of  recyclable items,  increasing the cost to the city.   Please help by recycling clean items!

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Some common mistakes that we see are:

  • Plastic Bags/ Wrap in different forms: air pillows from packages, produce bags, chip bags, wrappers, cling wrap, etc.
  • Kitchen items: glasses, plates, utensils, pots & pans
  • Disposable Paper goods: tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper plates
  • Styrofoam
  • Big plastic items Storage containers & their lids, tote boxes, plastic drawers, 5-gallon buckets, etc.
  • Wood  items  furniture, picture frames
  • Mirrors
  • Electronics plug-in or battery (coffee makers, telephones, crock pots, cell phones, VCRs)
  • Hangers any kind
  • Dirty / wet cardboard or paper (pizza box) 
  • Textiles & Clothing: shoes, socks, jackets, blankets/bedding including pillows, rugs, etc.
  • Blow-up plastic items such as pool floats or air beds
  • Window blinds and shades / curtain rods
  • Mops and brooms of any kind 
  • Rubber (garden hose, bike tube/tire)
  • Ceramics  dishes, plates, mugs
  • Tarps
  • Food or drinks
  • Blinds or curtain rods
  • Wiper Blades
... and a lot more. Please do your part to educate yourself on what is and is not recyclable. If there's anything not listed here, search using our Recyclopedia at the top of the page.

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