What goes into the containers?

Blue Recycling Container

The blue recycling container is used for the following items ONLY. All recyclables should be LOOSE in the blue bin (not bagged).

  • Cardboard/Paper
    • Corrugated Cardboard (Wavy center layer)
    • Boxboard (Dry-food boxes, egg cartons, paper towel rolls, etc.)
    • Junk Mail, Glossy Inserts, Newspapers, Periodicals, Envelopes, and Catalogs
    • Office Paper
    • Paper bags
    • Telephone books
    • Shredded paper (please place in a paper bag)
  • Plastic
    • Rigid Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs, and Lids marked with #1-7 (Empty kitchen, laundry, and bath containers)
  • Metal
    • Aluminum and Steel Cans
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Bi-metal cans
  • Glass
    • Empty food and beverage bottles and jars

Green Trash Container

The green trash container is used for your household trash. Your household trash can be placed in regular trash bags prior to placement in the green container. You do not need to use the city’s orange PAYT bags for trash that is placed in the green trash container. The orange PAYT bags are only for trash that does not fit in the green trash container.

Show All Answers

1. When can I put my containers out for collection?
2. Where can I purchase Pay As You Throw bags?
3. Can I use a plastic bag to place my recycling items in the blue recycling container?
4. What is the program?
5. How does the program work?
6. Who is included in the Zero-Sort Program?
7. What goes into the containers?
8. What does not go into the containers?
9. Can I place the orange Pay as You Throw (PAYT) bags into my old trash container for collection?
10. Can I use a plastic bag to place trash in my green trash container?
11. What makes commercial apartment properties grandfathered?
12. What happens if my property lost its grandfathered status?
13. I have an additional question or comment - what should I do?