We are on our normal recycling and trash collection schedule today.
If your collection day is Thursday or Friday, you will receive yard trim collection on your normal day. We reversed our decision to cancel yard trim service this week - despite yesterday's ice, the crews' work went well, and we will be able to take your yard trim items, including Christmas trees.
Is your collection day Wednesday? We will not make up your yard trim collection this week. Please hold your yard trim material until next Wednesday.
Please remember to have your items out at the curb for collection by 7 a.m. And, where there are snow banks and parked cars, please place your bins and cans so that crews can see them easily from the street.
We are attempting our normal recycling and trash collection schedule today. However, yard trim collection, including Christmas trees, is canceled for today. (We'll make up for Christmas trees next week -- if you have a Christmas tree to be picked up, please set it out then.)
Trucks will likely begin their rounds with a delay. If a hill or street is not passable, the crew will make another attempt later in the day or tomorrow.
Please have your items visible from the street and at the curb, so that they are not hidden by snow banks or parked cars.
What happens to our Christmas trees after they are whisked away from the curb by a yard trim recycling truck?
The trees are taken to the Solid Waste Transfer Station, where they are unloaded in the yard trim area. Then, they are ground up into mulch. (This is why we ask you to remove all of the decorations -- they would become "contaminants" in the mulching process.) This Christmas tree mulch has a high quality. And, it smells wonderful! Get it while you can -- this special "recipe" is available only at this time of the year.
Are the 1/2 gallon rectangular shaped cartons that milk and orange juice come in recyclable? I just want to do the correct thing.
Thanks for your question, R.! Sorry, our recycling program does not accept milk and juice cartons because they are coated with a thin plastic film. In order to recover the paper fibers, they would need to be separated from this film layer. That's a step most paper recycling processes are not set up to handle. So, please put these cartons into the trash.