Solid Waste Management District (SWMD)
The Green Team
You may have noticed that all of the Green Team roll-off bins at our drop-off recycling centers are now equipped with new signs and decals. This change is to advertise our new “single stream” collection and to address contamination issues.
Single stream means that both fibers (paper, etc.) and containers (glass, plastic & metal) can be deposited together in the same compartment. There is no need for source separation because materials will be sorted during the next step of the recycling process. However, going “single stream” does not mean that recycling can become sloppy. Quite the contrary. To minimize contamination, only items pictured on the new signs are acceptable. Also, please note that containers should be rinsed and placed in bins loose. Paper may be placed loosely or secured in brown paper bags. NO PLASTIC BAGS; for a list of locations accepting plastic bags please follow this link.