Recycling containers must be used for recycling only, not household waste

Published on April 21, 2017 with No Comments

Recently, public works department received information regarding construction materials and household garbage being placed inside city recycling cans. While a mistakes can happen on a smaller scale, continuous misuse can cause issues at the landfill.

Public Works Director George Rials said while the problem is being caused by a few, still, over time these bad apples can spoil the recycling program.

Rials said some recycling cans are used as a spillover trash can and this should not happen.

“We’ve found construction materials, such as scrap lumber and demolition materials and household waste,” he said.

The city needs support of our customer base to continue providing recycling services,” he said. “While most city customers are responsible and use their recycling cans appropriately, some need a reminder that it is noticed when they are not used in an appropriate manner.

Items to be recycled:

  1. Cardboard, paper (both news print and sheet),
  2.  Plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminum cans.
  3. Cardboard boxes must be broken down and stacked.
  4. News print or sheet paper must be in containers. If you do not have a container(s), let us know and we will provide you with one.
  5. Plastic bottles must be bagged.
  6. Glass bottles must be in cardboard boxes or containers.
  7. Aluminum cans must be bagged.

For more information on the city’s recycling plan, visit or call the public works department at 983-5400.

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