- Recycling pickup is every other week. Please see our pickup calendar for scheduled recycling days.
- You may use containers/bins of your choice to hold your recyclables. (We prefer smaller, liftable ones under 50lbs and not in plastic bags.) The side of the container facing the street should be marked "Recycling" or with a recycling symbol if using any type of garbage can.
- We appreciate your help in following the guidelines below to ensure your recycling actually gets recycled. If loads get contaminated with non-recyclables, food, and hazardous chemicals, then it could all get thrown out if deemed necessary by the recycling companies. Please be conscious recyclers for our environment.
*** For a summary PDF showing your recycling guidelines (complete with photos!), please download this flyer. ***
WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING COMINGLED ITEMS:
Aluminum, Tin, and Steel Cans, Aluminum Foil — Make sure any aerosol cans are totally empty.
Plastic #1 - #7 — Bottles and Tubs only – NO clamshells, to go boxes, plastic bags, plates, or utensils, compostable items, six-pack ring holders, motor oil bottles, styrofoam, any plastic not labeled with a recycling triangle symbol.
Newspaper, Office Paper, Envelopes, Magazines, Brown Paper Bags, Junk Mail — NO paper plates, napkins, cups, tissues, neon paper
Flattened Cardboard and Paperboard (such as cereal boxes, beer cartons, etc.), cardboard egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper tubes
Dairy & Juice Containers (such as milk cartons, juice boxes, rice milk)
A SUMMARY OF WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
NO paper plates, napkins, cups, tissues, neon paper
NO glass, mirrors, ceramics, pyrex, dishware, light bulbs
NO plastic bags, fresh fruit containers, clamshells, to-go boxes, styrofoam, plates, or utensils, compostable items, six-pack ring holders, motor oil bottles, any plastic not labeled with a recycling triangle symbol
WHY ARE WE NOT ACCEPTING GLASS ANYMORE?
The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) is no longer allowing any hauler to pickup glass with comingled items and it isn't feasible to have 2 recycling trucks out on every route.
The 3 main reasons listed by SCRAP are:
- Glass in the single stream process gets crushed and contaminates other recycled items, particularly paper and cardboard.
- Glass can't be recycled after going through the single-stream process because of additional contamination from ceramic, leaded glass, and other non-glass items.
- Removing glass from single-stream recycling reduces recycling costs and helps create a more self-sufficient program.
There are several drop-off centers throughout the county to take your glass. For locations and more in depth information on the importance of bottle-to-bottle recycling, please visit www.highcountryconservation.org or call the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703.
Learn more about the different types of plastics represented by the #1 - #7 symbols right here.
Remember to put your recyclables into clearly marked bins -- not into plastic bags!
Remember to empty containers and discard caps, lids and pumps. Please rinse containers to cut down on contamination.
To recycle all other items such as e-waste, batteries, copper, and appliances, please call the MRF at (970) 468-9263 for more information.
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