Recycling Collection

Properties of four or more housing units get weekly recycling services.

We provide:

We have a standard formula to determine how many Light Blue (Container recycling) and Dark Blue (Paper recycling) carts each property should have.

Based on waste characterization studies, the formula is:

# of units X 0.3 = total cubic yards of garbage and recycling generated

Of those total cubic yards of garbage and recycling, 20% can be Container and Paper recycling, and 10% can be Cardboard recycling. Quantity and Quality standards apply for Cardboard-only bins.

Dark Blue Cart

Dark Blue Cart
34″ deep

Light Blue Cart

Light Blue Cart
34″ deep

What goes in each cart?

Dark Blue Cart

for paper products

  • Catalogs, magazines, paperblack books
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Junk mail
  • Paper boxes (cereal, tissue, etc. remove inserts)
  • Office paper
  • Non-metallic gift wrap and greeting cards
  • Cardboard (small pieces ok, see below)
 

Light Blue Cart

for containers

  • Glass bottles and jars*
  • Metal cans
  • Plastic bottles and tubs* (i.e. shampoo, detergent, yogurt)
  • Milk, soup and juice cartons*
  • Clean foil ok

*Rinse containers, remove and recycle lids.

What else can I get rid of?

Other products
  • Corrugated cardboard
    Flatten all cardboard and place in a cardboard-only bin. If your complex doesn’t have a cardboard bin, place in a dumpster —
    it will be sorted and recycled at the SMaRT Station.
  • Got Cardboard? poster
  • Larger complexes visit Commercial page for bin services

My recycling wasn’t collected! What happened?

If pickup isn’t possible, we’ll leave a tag on your cart explaining why not. We’re not able to pick up the following items.

  • Motor oil mixed with other liquids
  • Antifreeze
  • Non recyclable plastic
  • Window/auto glass & crushed glass
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex
  • Ceramics & porcelain
  • Crystal
  • Black Plastic

Multifamily Recycling Resources

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Move In/Out Flyer

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Paper Recycling Sign

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Container Recycling Sign

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Garbage Sign

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