Recycling is collected with the regular garbage collection on a bi-weekly schedule. Dates are shown on the Calendar section of this site.
Each home is provided by the city with one 90‑gallon rolling recycling bin (green). Place your rolling bin at the curb with the handle facing away from the street no earlier than 6p.m. the night before collection, and remove it from the curb no later than 10p.m. on the collection day. Containers must be accessible and not blocked by obstacles such as parked cars, trees, mailboxes, fencing, etc. Blocked containers will not be emptied. Leave at least three feet of clear space around the container to allow the truck to safely operate.
Items that can be placed in the container include:
- PAPER: Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office paper
- PLASTIC: Containers #1 - 5 and 7 (rinsed & drained) examples include water and soda bottles, milk jugs, yogurt cups, margarine tubs, detergent bottles
- ALUMINUM CANS (rinsed & drained)
- GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS (rinsed & drained)
- BIMETAL CANS (rinsed & drained): Examples include soup cans, vegetable cans, fruit cans, coffee cans
- CARDBOARD (flattened)
- CARTONS: Gable top and shelf stable cartons, examples include milk cartons, juice cartons, soup cartons, soy milk/alternative milk cartons
Items that should NOT be placed in the container:
- Film or flexible plastics: examples include ALL plastic bags, shrink wrap, plastic wrapping from cases of water or soda, plastic cereal bags, cracker bags, etc.
- Food contaminated paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, paper towels or napkins.
- Yard waste: leaves, grass, twigs, branches
- Textiles: clothing, shoes, sheets, towels, pillows
- Large plastic items: toys, garden hoses, coolers, furniture, buckets
Residents can request repair or replacement of a damaged or missing bin by calling the city’s helpline, 3‑1‑1 or using their web site.
On non-collection days, all bins are to be stored away from the street out of public view.