How do we know what is acceptable and not acceptable recycle?

All residents will be provided a brochure that lists acceptable and non-acceptable items and will be on the top of each recycle cart lid. This list will also be available on the City’s website under solid waste and is listed below.

Acceptable Recyclable Materials

Aluminum food and beverage containers - empty

All other office paper without wax liners

Ferrous (Iron) cans – empty

PET plastic containers with the symbol #1 – with screw tops only - empty

HDPE natural rigid plastic containers with the symbol #2 (milk and water bottles) – empty

HDPE pigmented rigid plastic containers with the symbol #2 (detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.) - empty

Rigid plastic tubs or containers with symbols #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 – empty


Old corrugated containers

Magazines, glossy inserts, and pamphlets


Cereal boxes; detergent, gift and snack boxes

Telephone books

Printer paper

Copier paper


Non-Recyclable Materials include but are not limited to:

Bagged materials (even if containing Recyclables)

Microwave trays


Window or auto glass

Light Bulbs



Plastics unnumbered

Plastic bags


Expanded polystyrene or polystyrene foam (e.g., foam packing peanuts)

Films (e.g., plastic grocery bags)

Glass cookware/bake-ware

Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc.

Flexible packaging and multi-laminated materials; foam products

Wet fiber

Excluded Materials:

Fiber containing, or that has been in contact with, food debris or other contaminating material

Any recyclable materials, or pieces of recyclable materials, less than 2” in size in any dimension

Materials: (a) that contain chemical or other properties deleterious, or capable of causing material damage, to any part of Company's property, its personnel or the public; and/or (b) that may materially impair the strength or the durability of the Company's structures or equipment.

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1. What will my rate be with the new solid waste service?
2. Who is the new service provider?
3. Why A New Company?
4. Are there any hidden fees?
5. What’s the increase from what I am paying now?
6. Why an increase in rates?
7. When will the new increase and solid waste services begin?
8. How will billing work with this new service?
9. Will each resident receive polycart(s)?
10. How do we know what cart to use for solid waste and which one to use for recyclables?
11. Do we have to use the carts?
12. Why carts?
13. Are there special instructions when setting out the carts?
14. What happens if one of my set outs is deemed unacceptable?
15. What if we need an additional cart?
16. What happens if we added a cart to our account, but no longer need it?
17. What happens if the cart is damaged, lost, or stolen?
18. Is there a way to identify the carts issued to me?
19. When will we receive our new carts?
20. What do we do with our old carts if we no longer want them?
21. Do we get to keep the carts if we end our service with Waste Management?
22. What happens if I am unable to get my cart to the curb due to health/medical reasons?
23. What should we do if there is a missed collection or experiencing any other issues?
24. Who do I contact if have questions about commercial services?
25. What are the collection days for each service?
26. Are we required to recycle?
27. What do we do with the recycle cart if we do not want to recycle?
28. How will I know what day and time my trash, recycle, and brush/bulk be picked up?
29. How do we know what is acceptable and not acceptable recycle?
30. What happens if non-recyclable items are placed in the recycle cart?
31. Will Chipper/Shredder Day continue?
32. What is accepted during Bulk/Brush pick-up?
33. Are there any special requirements for Brush/Bulk set out?
34. How does the “At Your Door” Hazardous Waste program work?
35. What is accepted in the Hazardous Waste Collection?