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As of January 1st, 2016 items in the City’s Blue Recycling Carts must be loose. This means absolutely NO plastic bags. Items may not be inside of a paper bag either; please place all items loosely in the cart. The items that ARE acceptable in the blue cart are as follows:

  • Plastic containers: bottles and containers with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7
  • Glass: jars and bottles
  • Metal: aluminum, tin, or steel cans, foil and pie tins
  • Cartons: milk cartons, juice cartons and aseptic containers
  • Paper: flattened cardboard, office paper, file folders, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, junk mail, telephone books, etc.

Please note that the majority of food jars/ containers ARE recyclable. The City is asking that you rinse the jars/containers before you place them in the Blue Cart. If you place the above items in your Blue Cart loosely there will be no issues with the garbage pick up. Please refrain from placing any of the following items in your cart:

  • Plastic bags, film and bubble wrap
  • Foam
  • Food waste
  • Greasy cardboard and paper
  • Electronics and cords
  • Batteries
  • Toner cartridges
  • Used napkins, paper towels and tissues
  • Liquids
  • Poly-lined beverage cups
  • Biodegradable or compostable plastics
  • Plastic cutlery, straws or other #6 plastics

Remember these items are NOT acceptable in the cart and an orange sticker will be placed on your cart to deem it is contaminated and not acceptable for pick up.

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