BE A BETTER
RECYCLER
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Handling you trash and recycling should be simple. Curbside trash must be in either a trash container or a black plastic bag. Please use bags identified as “heavy” or at least 1.5 mils thick to prevent rips & spills. Do not overstuff bags or containers, as this leads to spills and litter on the streets. 
 
For recycling, use a recycling cart or, if a cart is not possible, you may use a clear plastic bag. Recycling in non-clear bags will not be accepted. All food and beverage containers should be rinsed out and free of food or other contaminants before being put out for pick-up.
 
Not sure whether something belongs in the trash, recycling, or a special collection? Use the What Goes Where tool below, or download the Recycle Coach app, to find the answer.