By keeping the following items out of garbage and recycling carts you can help to make the collection process efficient.
Do not put these items in your garbage:
- Construction or natural debris: yard waste, loose or hot ashes, unbagged packing pellets or sawdust, concrete, rocks, or dirt
- Loose cat litter or animal waste (Disposable diapers and animal litter should be free of fecal matter and enclosed in a plastic bag before placing in the garbage cart. All fecal matter should be flushed down the toilet where it can be properly treated at the wastewater treatment plant.)
- E-waste: Computer equipment or televisions
- Bullets, live ammunition, hazardous or medical waste including loose needles or syringes used for home immunization should be disposed of in a heavy-duty, individual container with a lid, such as a coffee can, to ensure no one will come into contact with these potentially life-threatening items.
Do not put these items in your recycling cart:
- Plastic grocery bags
- Items that should be in your regular garbage, yard waste, or e-waste
- Hazardous materials