Look Under your Recycle Cart Lid for a Blue or Orange decal. This indicates which recycle weeks apply for your household. Look for the corresponding color on the recycle calendar below. Watch for the New Year’s magnetic calendars to be mailed out with the January residential trash billings.
What can be Recycled?
Recycling – YES!
TIN, STEEL & ALUMINUM CANS (labels & lids ok)
RIGID PLASTICS – plastic milk jugs, detergent jugs, rigid plastic soda and fruit juice bottles also accepted
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES (including inserts)
MIXED PAPER – junk mail (cellophane windows ok), cereal boxes, copy paper, office waste paper (any color), computer & fax paper, phone books, paper towel & toilet paper rolls, paper bags
CARDBOARD – flatten/fold to fit in cart. Tie overflow in bundles and set next to recycle container – avoid setting out on rainy days.
USED MOTOR OIL – Place used motor oil in labeled plastic milk jugs, in clear view of route drivers.
FALL LEAF RECYCLING in paper leaf bags, are collected the first three weeks in November. Set curbside on your regular service day – will be picked up separately from regular trash and recycling.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING is offered for the the first two full weeks following Christmas. Remove decorations and cut into 4′ pieces, place curbside on your regular service day – will be picked up separately from regular trash and recycling.
Recycling – NO!*
DON’T BAG RECYCLABLES – leave them loose in the BLUE cart. Recycles in plastic bags become trash.
NO LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS – no plastic bags, wraps, bubble wrap, plastic packing material, dry cleaning bags; no lightweight plastic water bottles (the kind that crinkle and are easily crushed), no yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, butter tubs or frozen food trays, no plastic flatware or plastic laminated paper
NO CARTONS – no waxy coated paper or waxy cardboard milk cartons & juice cartons, no waxy paper cups
NO FOOD CONTAMINATED PAPER – no pizza boxes or cartons with oil or food contamination, no paper plates, paper coffee cups
NO SHREDDED PAPER – no tissues, toilet paper, paper towels
NO CHIP OR CAND WRAPPERS
NO YARD WASTE
*PLEASE TAKE CARE TO AVOID CONTAMINATION OF YOUR RECYCLE BIN WITH NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIAL. When a non-recyclable material is placed in the recycle cart, the entire container may be disposed of as trash. Materials accepted by local recycling center(s) may change from time to time in response to global markets. If you are not sure if an item is recyclable, call Republic Services at 208-345-1265. IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE FIND OUT…OR THROW IT OUT.