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Single Stream Recycling Program, Trash/Recycling

What is Single Stream? The new Single Stream Recycling program allows you to place all your recyclable items into one co-mingled container.

Co-mingled Recycling ContainerWhen did this start? Late in 2008 crews began removing the dividers and replacing them with a single blue lid (see image to the right) on all recycling containers throughout the city. The lid replacements were scheduled to occur on your regular recycle collection day. If your lid has not been replaced please call Public Works and Natural Resources at (303) 651-8416.

How will this help you? With the launch of Single Stream Recycling, in addition to what is now collected, you are able to place all your corrugated cardboard, paperboard, phone books and #3 thru #7 plastic bottles, jugs and tubs in your curbside container. Also with this new program, we have changed your curbside collection schedule to every other week collection. To view a map with your collection area, please view the 2014 July - December Recycling Schedule and Calendar of Events.

What is different about it? Single Stream Recycling will allow you to place all your recyclables you currently place in your bin along with the addition of the following into your curbside container:

• Corrugated Cardboard
• Cereal & other Paperboard boxes
• Phone books
• #3 to #7 Plastics such as wide mouth margarine and yogurt containers

• Brown paper bags

For a complete list of allowable recyclable materials, please view the recycling information.


Last Updated: July 24, 2014

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