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City of Aberdeen Residential Curbside Recycling


You must put Recycling materials in Blue Bins

Not in Garbage Bags!

 
MATERIAL
PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS
The following materials may be placed loose in the bottom of your recycling bin.
Aluminum & Steel Cans
Aluminum and steel food and beverage containers.
No steel can lids
Empty and rinse all containers thoroughly. Please remove all paper labels.
Plastic Bottles & Containers
#1, #2 clear and colored household plastic containers that can be purchased in a grocery store with screw on lids.
Not # 3, # 5, # 7
Empty and rinse all containers thoroughly. Labels do not need to be removed. You may flatten plastic to save space in your recycling bin. Remove all lids, caps or sprayers and put in trash.
Unacceptable: Anti-freeze, Fertilizer, Chemical or Oil Containers, Ice Cream, Butter, Yogurt containers
Items below need to be placed in separate grocery sacks
Newspapers
Newsprint, Coupons, Glossy Inserts, Flyers
Place newspapers in a grocery bag preferably paper, and place on top of your other recyclables.
Magazines, Office Paper, Phone Books
Coupons, Glossy Inserts, Flyers
Place your magazines, catalogs, office paper, and phone books in a grocery bag preferably paper, and place next to your newspaper on top of your other recyclables.
All cardboard must be bundled seperately
Corrugated Cardboard Remove all contents from boxes, flatten and tie in bundles no larger than 3 foot square. Place the bundles beside your recycling bin.

THE BLUE RECYCLING BIN

All households should have a bin. If you do not have a bin or need an extra bin,
please contact Dependable Sanitation. Your recycling bin stays at your current
residence. If you move, do not take the bin with you. Leave it for the next recyclers
who move into your house. If your bin is damaged please call Dependable Sanitation
to obtain a replacement. Put the blue bin curbside on your scheduled trash pickup day, recyclables will
not be picked up in alleys. Be sure everything is out by 7:30 A.M.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR BINS WASHED!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I recycle?

A: Place rinsed plastics and cans directly in the blue bin. These materials do not need to be kept separate; they are sorted at the Center. All papers should be placed in preferably paper sacks, positioned so that the material will not blow out. Put the blue bin curbside on your scheduled trash pickup day, recyclables will not be picked up in the alleys. Be sure everything is out by 7:30 A.M.

Q: Why are only #1 & #2 plastic bottles acceptable?

A: There are seven different types of plastic. Only 4 of them are readily accepted by most recyclers. About one-third of all PET #1 is used for soft drink bottles and more than half of all HDPE #2, more than 968 million lbs. is used in milk and water bottles. Both of these types of plastic are easily recognized and targeted for recycling. The other plastic types differ in resin composition and are not easily recycled.

Q: What is corrugated Cardboard?

A: Corrugated cardboard is thick cardboard mostly used for boxes, you can identify it by its "squiggly" center core.

Q: Can I include cereal, potato chip, & cake mix boxs with the corrugated cardboard?

A: NO, not at this time. Cereal & other food product packages are made from chipboard which differs from corrugated and cannot be included in your recyclables at this time.

Q: Do I have to remove labels?

A: We prefer you do on metal cans with paper labels. It is not necessary on plastic containers.

Q: Can I drop off recyclables at the recycling center?

A: If you have a large quantity of recyclable materials or are not currently on a collection route, you may drop items off at the center.

DEPENDABLE SANITATION
Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm; Sat 8am to Noon
1520 Brown County 19 N
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 225-9316