Earth Angel Recycling Program
The city’s curbside recycling program is the “Earth Angel” program. A progressive recycling program is the best way to deal with over-burdened landfills, protect the environment and reduce cost. By taking part in the Earth Angel Recycling Program, you have the opportunity to help ensure a healthy future for your community.
The “Earth Angel” truck collects the following materials: Newsprint, aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard, telephone books and brown paper grocery bags.The City will furnish the container and a calendar of scheduled collection days. The container should be placed curbside prior to 6:00 a.m. for pickup.
Newsprint must be dry, clean and unsoiled. Hint: If it comes in the newspaper, it can be recycled with the newspaper.
Rinse beverage cans. No tin cans, foil, siding or pie pans. Hint: If in doubt, use a refrigerator magnet. If the magnet sticks, it is not aluminum.
Corrugated cardboard (a wavy layer between two flat layers) only. No pasteboard, such as cereal boxes and shoe boxes. Flatten boxes and place either inside recycling container or underneath it. Labels, tape and staples do not have to be removed.
Brown paper bags
Brown paper grocery bags only; no white or colored bags.
No junk mail or magazines.
Leaves, grass and small brush
Material must be in plastic bags and placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. Small shrub trimmings no longer than three feet or 6 inches in diameter should be bundled. The bundles should be placed curbside. Pickup days will be the same as recyclables. Please do not set out bags and bundles more than 12 hours prior to collection. No other items may be mixed in, i.e., household waste, rocks or dirt. If they are, the bag cannot be collected for recycling. Residents are allowed 50 bags of leaf and mulch per collection day. This service is intended for residential customers, and should not be used to subsidize any lawn services.
To begin recycling, or to learn more about recycling in our community, call Sanitation at 321-6911.
In case you missed your regular recycling day and have full containers, we have a location at 218 Runyon St. (off Valley Street). There are labeled bins where you can leave your recyclables. If you are unable to bring the materials yourself, simply call the Sanitation office to schedule a special pickup!
City Sanitation also offers C.A.P.S (Clean Attractive Property Service) for residents who
need large, bulky items, such as appliances, furniture or tree limbs, hauled away. Simply
call 321-6921 to make an appointment for collection!