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The City’s recycling is taken to a Waste Management recycling facility in the City’s compactor truck. If our recycling is contaminated, the City may be fined a surcharge for the entire recycling load, something we wish to avoid.
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You may collect it all in one or more containers, for instance, in cardboard boxes that you plan to recycle anyway. Paper grocery bags are fine, too, but please do not use plastic bags!
NO, you may co-mingle your recyclables in one or more containers! There’s no need to separate plastics from paper from metal from glass.
Yes, caps and lids smaller than 2" in diameter are recyclable but you must put them back on empty containers before recycling them. Larger lids may be recycled separately from their containers.
Yes, if separated from the jar, lids larger than 2" in diameter may be recycled. Put lids smaller than 2" in diameter in the trash, and never recycle jars with the lids attached. Separated lids less than 2" diameters get caught and can jam or damage recycling equipment.
Yes, if the box is clean and if any soiled part of the box is removed prior to recycling.
Yes, just make sure the containers are free of food before recycling.
Yes, plastic tubes are recyclable. For best results, snip off the bottom of the tube for easy rinsing.
DO NOT recycle them with your other curbside recycling! Please go to a plasticfilmrecycling.org to find out where you may recycle them. Many of the local grocery stores (HEB, Krogers, Randalls) offer bins at the entry way for recycling plastic bags.