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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Avoid contaminating your recyclables

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The City of Taylor and its curbside waste collection contractor, GFL (Green For Life Environmental), take recycling very seriously. Therefore, it is important to send along occasional reminders about important guidelines that improve our recycling efforts.

We’d like to remind residents using the weekly recycling service in Taylor of the following curbside recycling guidelines. GFL’s service OKs the following items for recycling:

  • Newspapers
  • Cardboard and paper bags
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Phone books
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic jugs and bottles
  • Household plastic
  • Paper milk or juice cartons
  • Pots and pans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel and tin cans
  • Clear and color glass

(Please note any restrictions to the above materials noted on the “Curbside Recycling Guidelines downloadable PDF)

GLF recycling says “yes” to clean pizza boxes, clean garden plastics, flattened cardboard boxes, emptied and rinsed containers.

It says “no” to plastic bags, foam containers, wire hangers, window panes, mirrors, ceramics and Pyrex dishware, organic material and food waste, electronic waste (batteries, etc,), paint, pesticides, oil and cleaners, waxed cardboard, needles or syringes and hazardous waste.

For a better definition of the “Recycling Bin’s Dirty Dozen” of things to avoid, click here.

In addition, the Department of Public Works would like to remind residents to avoid mixing non-compost materials with any to-be-disposed compost. Concrete, stones, etc. can do great damage to the City’s compost equipment. Please do not mix anything with compost pickups.

For more on recycling, click here
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