Recycling is collected on the same day that trash is collected. Bins must be curbside by 7 a.m. next to your trash containers. Waste Management will pick up unlimited amounts of recycling, be sure bins are clearly marked, or call Waste Management for another bin.
- Recyclables can be commingled and placed loosely in the bin.
- Recyclables in trash bags are not accepted.
- Corrugated cartons should be cut or reduced to 2' x 2' pieces and placed under the recycling bin.
- All containers placed in the bin must be thoroughly rinsed.
- Labels may remain intact on recycled items.
What materials can I put in my recycling bin?
- Advertising inserts
- Office paper
- Telephone books
- Carrier stock
- Junk mail
- Manila file folders
- Corrugated cartons
- Steel (tin) food and beverage containers
- #1-#7 plastics (except Styrofoam)
- Yogurt or margarine tubs
- Deli or salad bar containers
- Aluminum food and beverage containers
- Scrap metal
- Carbon paper
- Drink pouches
- Egg cartons
- Film canisters
- Plastic bags
- Gift wrap
- Hanging folders
- Hardback books
- Microwave trays
- Motor oil bottles
- Paper plates or cups
- Paper towels
- Paperback books
- Wax cardboard
- Plastic cereal box or cake box liners
- Automotive product bottles
- Plastic lids or six-pack holders
- Frozen food containers
- Shredded paper
- Tissue paper
- Frozen juice containers or straws
- Vitamin or prescription bottles
Want to learn more about how to recycle better? The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District provides an excellent Recycle Better guide on what can and can't go in your recycle bin.
Confusion is causing a lot of unacceptable materials to end up in curbside recycling bins. With the markets for recyclables in a fragile state, it is more important than ever that we collect only clean, acceptable materials.