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Posted on: February 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Friendly Reminder about Garbage and Recycling

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Household garbage 

Garbage means and includes refuse, kitchen and household waste of all kinds, food scraps, food containers, ashes, tin cans, glass, paper, trash, and, in addition, all other substances capable of causing noxious odors.

Trash means and includes anything other than household garbage and landscape debris.

The term "trash" does not include building materials, debris resulting from building or repair activities, motor oil, or hazardous chemicals.


Items NOT Collected 

Household garbage may not contain hazardous or combustible materials, or construction and landscaping materials. Do not place hot ashes, coals, dirt, rocks, concrete, tile, shingles, sheet metal, Furniture, water heaters, refrigerators, A/C units, stoves, mattresses or household hazardous waste (paint, oil, corrosives, batteries, etc.) in the garbage containers. For the safety of all workers, do not place hazardous materials in with other items for collection, as serious injury may occur. The City has a FREE Hazardous Materials Drop-Off program for these types of items.

Single Stream Recycling 

Carton/Paperboard (like Cereal Boxes)

Paper Cardboard/Dairy/Juice Containers

Newspapers (DRY only*)


Office Paper

Brown paper Bags

Cardboard (flattened and DRY*)

Phone Books

Plastic Bags (must be collected and tied all in one plastic bag, like a soccer ball), Plastic Bottles/Containers (numbers 1 through 7), Aluminum Cans, Tin or Steel Cans, Glass Bottles and Jars, Junk Mail

*All paper materials (newspaper, cardboard, phone books, etc.) must be clean and DRY to avoid contamination, as the sorting and processing machinery can be damaged by soiled materials.

These items are NOT RECYCLABLE: Foam Cups/Containers (take-out containers), Wet newspapers, Food Waste, Food Contaminated Cardboard/Paperboard, Plastic Wrap, Films, Construction Materials, Windows, Broken Glass, Light Bulbs, or Mirrors.

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