(Please make sure all materials are clean and dry.)
Aluminum Cans, Foil, or Pie Plates
Steel Cans Used for vegetables, soup, pet food, etc. Please rinse thoroughly. No spray cans.
Plastics #1 and #2 Used for soda, juice, water bottles, milk, windshield cleaner, cat litter, liquid laundry detergent, etc. No motor oil containers or tubs.
Stretchable Plastic Any clean stretchable plastic, including bags used for groceries, produce, bread, frozen vegetables and visqueen.
Office Paper Computer, white, fax, legal pad, manila file folders, envelopes, post-it notes, junk mail, index cards. Bagged shredded paper.
Mixed Paper Magazines, bright colored paper, catalogs, phone books, wrapping paper, paperback books, construction paper, egg cartons, cereal boxes, paperboard and poster board.
Newspapers, Corrugated Cardboard & Brown Paper Bags Please flatten all boxes. No waxed boxes.
Place your recycle container several feet away from your garbage can at the street so the waste collection service does not crush your container with their equipment.
Keep your container out of the way of the snow removers, perhaps a few feet inside from the end of your driveway. We won't mind walking a few extra steps.
Remember to use your concrete paver to weight down your container on windy days. If the wind is blowing greater than 50-60 miles per hour, use common sense. Maybe it would be better not to put your recyclables out until the following week. Recyclables blowing down the street look a lot like trash, and will make everyone unhappy.
Do not overstuff your container or the lid will not snap on tightly, and materials are more likely to blow away. Lids can be lost to the wind if not snapped on tightly. A bungee cord also works well.
If you are careful not to crush your egg cartons, local folks raising egglayers may be able to reuse the cartons before they are recycled.
If you are inside Palmer or Wasilla city limits, ordinances require all recyclables to be in a container under a tight fitting lid. Please don't set loose bags of recyclables out for pick up.
If something is placed in your container that is not recyclable at this time, we will leave it there and only remove the useable items. Please dispose of any items left remaining.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 745-4224.