Garbage & Recycling

Blue Bin Recycling Program

When you increase recycling, you reduce garbage, you reduce your fee!

Given the Council approved rebate changes and fee increases for Garbage Bins effective April 1, 2015, it's time to think about how you can recycle more and upsize your Blue Bin. Then, you can downsize your Garbage Bin and your fee. About 75% of single family customers still use medium, large or extra large sized Garbage Bins. When you recycle more, you set out less garbage. Make sure you pick bin sizes that best fit your needs. To exchange your bin, simply make an online Service Request or call 311.


Recycling Resources and Information

ExpandWhat Goes in Recycling?

Yes - what can be recycled

Beverage and food containers

Rinse clean and recycle

  • Clamshell containers (hinged, clear plastic containers used for food items such as berries and take-out)
  • Clear fruit and vegetable containers
  • Clear take-out food containers
  • Clear molded bakery item trays, egg cartons
  • Disposable plastic plates and glasses (black plastic items are garbage)
  • Cold beverage cups/lids
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (lids on)
  • Milk/juice cartons and boxes (put plastic tops and straws in garbage)
  • Glass bottles and jars (lids on)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic food jars, tubs and lids (e.g. margarine, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream containers)

  • Metal cans (place metal lid inside can and pinch closed - if lid is plastic, recycle loose)
  • Cardboard cans (e.g. frozen juice, refrigerated dough, chips, nuts, powdered drink mix — put plastic pull-off strips in garbage; place metal ends inside cardboard can and pinch closed)
  • Aluminum trays, burner liners, pie plates and roasting pans

Home and personal product containers

Rinse clean and recycle

  • Plas