Recycling prevents materials that have economic value from going to waste.
Recycling is responsible for expanding the lifespan of our landfill.
Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals.
Recycling creates jobs. For every job collecting recyclables, there are 26 jobs in processing the materials and manufacturing them into new products.
Recycling prevents pollution. Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.
Recycling can save you money. Each additional trash container costs you $6.10 per month. You can reduce the need for additional containers by recycling.
Red Bins and Blue Carts
The City is in the process of moving from the 18-gallon recycling bins to larger 96-gallon carts over six phases. Phases 1-3 have launched and Phase 4 will launch in the Fall of 2015. Phase 5 is projected to launch in the Fall of 2016 and Phase 6 is projected to launch in the Fall of 2017.
Whether you have a red bin or blue cart, please do the following:
Set red bin(s) at the collection point by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.
Place the bin 4 feet from your green trash container, so our trucks can easily pick up each container.
Do not place containers near mailboxes, electrical or cable boxes, or other stationary objects such as gas or water meter.
If you have a red bin, please do the following:
Place newspaper, magazines, junk mail or chipboard (cracker and cereal boxes) in separate container from plastic bottles, cans or glass jars or place in paper sack or bundle and tie paper products.
Use clear plastic bags for excess recycling that will not fit in your red bin(s).
Do not bag recycling in opaque kitchen bags or black trash bags.
If you have a blue cart, please do the following:
Place all of your recyclable materials in the cart without sorting.