Residential Recycling


Curbside residential recycling collection is provided to all single-family and some smaller multifamily dwellings. Residents who live in apartments and condominiums can still recycle, but must drop-off their recyclables at the City Recycle Center

Help us collect your recyclables by following these rules:

  • Clean out containers for recycling.
  • Flatten boxes - cardboard should be cut into pieces no longer than 18 inches.
  • Do not bag items - leave them loose in your cart.
  • Secure shredded paper in a paper bag and staple it shut.
  • Become familiar with the accepted items list. Keep trash, Styrofoam, and plastic bags out.
  • Keep your cart 5 feet away from any obstacle, including Green Waste.
  • Place your cart at the curb with the wheels and handle facing your home. Lid must be completely closed.
  • Place the cart out no earlier than 8:00 pm the day before collection.
  • Place the cart out no later than 6:30 am on the day of collection.

Download the recycling information brochure.


Days of Service

Collection does not change on City-observed holidays, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. View the Days of Service Map.  

Days of Service Map (Adopted in 2010)

Solid Waste Service Map
  1. Can It Be Recycled?
  2. Plastic Foam
  3. Plastic Bags
  4. Electronics
  5. Batteries

Can it go in the blue cart?

Plastic containers #1-7,
less than 5 gallons in size
Plastic bags
Plastic wrap
Cups, plates, utensils
Junk mail
Food and beverage cartons
(milk, juice, soup, etc.)
Paper towels
Wax coated paper products
Coated paper bags
Cups, plates, utensils
Pizza boxes
Glass bottles
Glass jars
Drinking glasses
Aluminum cans and bottles
Aluminum foil
Aluminum baking tins
Steel cans
Tin cans

View a printable PDF of recycling information.

City Recycling Center

The City Recycle Center is available for all community members to bring material for recycling, including apartment dwellers, businesses, and visitors. Please remain in your car and let attendants remove recyclables or bring you Green Waste bags, unless otherwise instructed on-site.

City Recycling Center Rules

  • Flatten boxes, rinse containers, and bring items loose in a container, such as an 18-gallon bin or storage tote.
  • Bringing items in a black trash bag is NO LONGER permitted. If you must use a bag, put recycling in a clear plastic bag. DO NOT use city-provided green waste paper bags to bring items.
  • Secure shredded paper in a small paper bag and staple it shut.
  • If you miss your curbside recycling collection, we cannot accept items in your recycling cart. Bring them in an 18-gallon tote or bin.
  • Green Waste is NOT accepted. 
  • Materials may be rejected based on quantity, quality, and/or contamination. 
  • No trailer loads of materials are allowed. 
  • Completely white plastic foam, commonly called Styrofoam, is accepted for drop-off, but it must be separate from other recyclables. Click here for more information before bringing items for drop-off.
  • Large pieces of cardboard have to fit inside the cardboard baler.  Therefore, the preferred size for cardboard is 30" X 60".  If your cardboard is not this size upon arrival, you may be required to pull to the side and cut it while other patrons are assisted.  This is to keep wait times to a minimum.

What Can I Bring?

Here's what you can (and can NOT bring) to the City Recycle Center. 

View a printable PDF of this information.

  1. Please Bring:
  2. Please DO NOT Bring:

Single-Stream Recycling

  • Plastic containers #1-7, less than 5-gallon, lids on
  • Clean, dry paper: cardboard, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, catalogs, cereal boxes, phone books, etc.
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans and bottles
  • Steel and tin: food and beverage cans
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag, stapled shut
  • Dairy and juice cartons

Plastic Foam #6

  • Completely white, clean and dry; often called Styrofoam
    Click here for more information


  • Flattened, clean and dry
  • Preferably in sizes of 30" X 60"

Scrap Metal

  • Items that are mostly metal, such as: 
    • Hangers
    • Chains
    • Appliances without Freon
    • Lawn mowers without fluids
    • Water heaters (emptied)
    • BBQ grills (no ashes or coals)
    • Bicycles