Residential solid waste and recycling services

Blue recycling cart

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Magazines and junk mail
  • Metal cans and aluminum foil
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper egg cartons and newspaper
  • 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)
  • Paper products (plates, napkins, and cups)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Yard trimmings (grass clippings and prunings)
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
  • Black plastic
  • Ceramics and glassware
  • Diapers
  • Juice and soup boxes
  • Mirrors and window glass
  • Nursery plant containers
  • Packaging peanuts
  • 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 and cell phones
  • Fluorescent lights, tubes, and CFLs
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Medicines
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Sharps, needles, syringes, and lancets
  • TVs, computers, and 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.