Cardboard & Paper
Paper Recycling Regulations
ALL Recyclables may now be mixed together for collection by the Public Works Department IF they are placed curbside in a container that is not larger than 50 gallons in capacity and does not weigh more than 50 pounds when full: glass bottles, plastics #1-#7, tin/aluminum cans AND paper products all can now be placed in the same container. This is called “Single Stream Recycling” which provides for both a more efficient disposal and collection process. Residents can also continue to put their recycling out as they do now with no changes. It will be picked up by 1 truck.
Paper products: newspaper, cardboard, kraft (brown) bags, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, pizza boxes, cartons from soda and beer, and many other types of clean paper products. Boxes may not be used as trash containers. Plastic bags may not be used for any type of paper recycling.
How to Recycle Cardboard
To properly recycle cardboard:
- Remove any contaminants (trash, Styrofoam, etc.)
- Flatten boxes
- Place out with recycling on trash day (slightly away from the rest of your trash) or mix with your glass and plastics
How to Recycle Paper
Newspapers, computer paper, and other items should (as before) be tied securely with twine, or placed in a brown shopping bag or mix with your glass and plastics. The following cartons are not acceptable for paper recycling and should be included with your household trash.
Items Banned From Paper
All of the items listed go in your regular trash. Remove any outer wrappings, inner bags, pouches, spouts, plastic handles, Styrofoam, etc. Flatten the cartons. Do not include any metal, plastic, foil, glass items, or Styrofoam. Covers of phone books do not have to be removed.