Plastic containers numbered 1 through 7 (except black plastic, plastic bags or polystyrene foam)
Small scrap metal
Green organics cart
Food scraps (meat and bones, dairy, fruits, and vegetables)
Food contaminated paper products (plates, napkins, and cups)
Yard trimmings (grass clippings and pruning)
Please no cooking oil, animal waste, treated wood, or diapers. Use a kitchen pail for collecting food scraps in your home.
Biodegradable bags certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute are acceptable. View the list of acceptable bags.
Black garbage cart
Bagged animal waste
Ceramics and glassware
Juice and soup boxes
Mirrors and window glass
Nursery plant containers
Plastic bags and film
Polystyrene foam packing
Regular light bulbs
Snack papers and wrappers
These items CANNOT be placed in the black garbage cart:
Batteries or cell phones
Fluorescent lights, tubes or CFLs
Household hazardous waste
Motor oil or filters
Sharps, needles, syringes or lancets
TVs, computers or monitors
How to properly set out residential carts
Carts must be placed curbside (in the street) with wheels against the curb, or roadside, with about 24 inches between each cart. Arrows on lids should point toward the street. View a picture of the proper cart set out.
Holiday tree recycling
From December 26 through January 31, holiday trees will be picked up curbside from homes and businesses. To recycle trees during this time:
Remove all decorations and tree stands (flocked trees are accepted).
Trees may be up to 8 feet in length. If the tree is longer than 8 feet, please cut before placing out for service.
Single family homes
Recycle trees on regularly scheduled compost collection day
Place next to green organics cart
Apartments and businesses
Please call Recology or visit the Recology website to arrange for tree collection.
Trees can be collected in a predetermined area (in a pile) or in a "drop box" for no additional charge.
After January 31, trees must fit into curbside organics carts for collection.
For information regarding service changes and inquiries, cancellations and billing please contact Recology directly.