How and when should my container be put to the curb?

For collection, place the container as close as possible to the curb or roadside, not on the street. Make sure the container is at least 3 feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, light posts, and the handle and lid hinge is facing your residence. Please ensure the lid is closed to prevent damage to cart(s). Place your cart out the night before and do not forget to return your cart to the house when it has been emptied.

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1. What does single stream mean?
2. Who picks up my recycling?
3. What happens to my recyclables?
4. Do I really put everything in my recycle container loose?
5. If Single Stream Recycling is all about keeping my material loose than why must I bag my shredded paper?
6. What if I do not want a recycling container?
7. What happens if the container at my house becomes damaged or lost?
8. How and when should my container be put to the curb?
9. How will I know when my recycling will be picked up?
10. How will holidays affect my pick up schedule?
11. My apartment complex is littered with unused recycle containers because we all use one until it is full and then go to the next. We never fill them all, what can we do?
12. What if I have more recyclables than my container can hold before my next pick-up day?
13. Will the container be very heavy once it’s full?
14. What if weather conditions cause my recycle can top to blow open?
15. Can I recycle caps, lids, and plastic bags?
16. Should I remove the labels on my bottles, cans, and jars?
17. Should I rinse my bottles, cans, and jars?
18. Where can I recycle books?
19. Electronics and household batteries are not accepted at the curb, where can I recycle them?
20. What about my personal documents, are they secure?
21. What is a waxy paper box? I noticed they were not allowed in the recycling container?