Recycling & Diversion
City Recycling and Diversion Programs recycled and diverted over 14.1 million pounds of materials in 2021.
- 2.8 million pounds of single stream recycling was collected and sent to market.
- 10.9 million pounds of green waste accepted to be composted. (In 2021, 2.1 million pounds of compost was picked up and used by residents, businesses and City Departments. 61,300 pounds of mulch was given to the public free of charge.)
- 130,100 pounds of tires were sent to a recycler.
- 36,000 pounds of electronic waste was sent to dismantlers for recycling.
- 297,800 pounds of scrap metal was sent to local recyclers.
- 7,860 pounds of car batteries and rechargeable batteries were sent to recyclers
- 5,600 pounds of Household Hazardous Waste was diverted away from the landfill.
Recycling can be taken to the Recycling Center anytime during normal business hours for the usual fees. At the recycling center you can recycle glass bottles and jars, e-waste, printer/toner cartridges, metal, green waste, tires, car batteries and some rechargeable batteries.
About Single Stream Recycling (Click here for Video)
This means you can put all your recyclables together, no sorting needed! Use your brown 96 gallon cart with the blue lid to place all your standard recyclables together. In order to ensure pickup, your recycling cart must be properly placed in the collection area by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day.
Please do not bag your recyclables.
To bag or not to bag......
Do I need to bag my recycling?
NO – If you bag your recycling you’re defeating the whole purpose. The bag is treated like garbage and its contents are not recycled. Anything that’s in a plastic bag goes right to the trash. The workers that sort the recycling don’t know what’s in the bags and it takes too much time to open every one.
Do I need to bag my trash?
YES - all trash must be bagged before it is put in the roll cart. Bagging helps keep your cart clean and reduces windblown litter.