As part of our refuse services, we provide a GREEN recycling cart to every eligible resident, which is picked up every other week by our hauler, Waste Management. Depending on the neighborhood you live in, your green recycling cart will either have a GREEN or BLUE lid. For information on your collection day and week, please refer to the collection schedule on our homepage.

As recycling markets change, so do the items we are able to put in our recycling cart. That is why frequent and continual education is vital to what we do here at the SW&R Office. We encourage everyone to stay informed on what to and what not to recycle in your green recycling cart for the safety of Waste Management facility employees, the preservation of our resources and support of our economy.
Wipe it, rinse it and recycle it!
Food waste and dirty containers contaminate entire loads of  recyclable items,  increasing the cost to the city.   Please help by recycling clean items!
Image of bags which are not recyclable - recycle items loose
To the left is the list of ALL the things you can put in your green recycling cart. Nothing outside of this list can or should be put into your recycling cart.

Some common mistakes that we see are:
  • Plastic Bags/ Wrap in different forms: air pillows from packages, produce bags, chip bags, wrappers, cling wrap, etc.
  • Kitchen items: glasses, plates, utensils, pots & pans
  • Disposable Paper goods: tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper plates
  • Disposable Utensils and Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Big plastic items (Storage containers & their lids, tote boxes, plastic drawers, 5-gallon buckets, etc.)
  • Wood - in the form of furniture, frames, and more
  • Mirrors
  • Electronics (coffee makers, telephones, crock pots, cell phones, VCRs)
  • Hangers
  • Dirty/wet cardboard or paper
  • Textiles & Clothing: shoes, socks, jackets, blankets, etc.
  • Blow-up plastic items such as pool floats or air beds
... and a lot more. Please do your part to educate yourself on what is and is not recyclable. If there's anything not listed here, search using our Recyclopedia to the left!