The City of Washington Terrace currently provides recycling containers through its contracted waste hauler. Remember that all items must fit within the blue recycle container and overflowing containers will not be picked up. The City also encourages everyone to generate less waste—use less paper, bags, boxes, buy things that don’t have 2, 3, or 4 layers of wrapping, drink tap water instead of bottled water, get full use out of the things that are purchased and be careful using them so they last. Items that can be recycled include:
· Paper : Cardboard/paperboard, mixed Paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, loose & shredded paper (please bag in plastic or paper bags), boxes (cut down large boxes).
· Metal : Aluminum/tin/steel cans, tin, copper, and aluminum.
· Plastic :Containers and other solid plastic with a recycling triangle (#1 - #7) Plastic bags that you get from the grocery store can be recycled however, they must be bagged and secured from being tossed around.
These items can’t be recycled.- Glass, loose plastic bags, pizza boxes (contaminated paper/cardboard), plastic without the recycle symbol, garbage, hazardous waste, containers that once held motor oil, batteries, or yard wastes
The City has also contracted to have paper recycling collection bins in two locations:
City Hall South Parking Lot
5249 S South Point Dr
Civic Senior Center Parking Lot
4603 S 300 W