The City of St. cloud offers curbside recycling. Participation is the key to a successful recycling program. The city supports single-stream recycling because of the convenience it allows residents. The blue carts allow convenient co-mingling of recyclable paper, plastics, metal, & cardboard in one cart. No sorting means everyone can easily do their part.
Recycling saves landfill space, conserves resources, saves energy and saves water.
The following clean itemsareto be recycled:
Cardboard (flatten all boxes)
Food boxes (cereal; cracker, etc.)
Newspapers and inserts
Paper cardboard dairy and juice cartons
Paperback and phone books
Tin, steel or aerosol cans
Plastic bags can easily get tangled in the processing equipment and can shut down the recycling facility. Plastic bags seen in city recycling carts include:
Garbage bags - Do not bag recyclables. Leave the items loose in the blue recycling cart.
Retail store bags - many retailers collect these for recycling, so they may be returned to the store. Or, if reused for garbage, these bags belong in the maroon garbage cart.
Other - including all glass, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags, newspaper delivery bags, etc. must go in the garbage carts.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
The following items arenotto be recycled:
No Glass. The Recycle Centers we send to do not want Glass.
Why not glass?
Glass breaks easily during the collection process and compromises other viable materials in the RMCP roll cart. As a result, broken glass embeds in healthy materials making them unlikely to be reused or recycled successfully into new products.
Ceramics or dishes
Household hazardous waste
Light bulbs, window glass, or mirrors
Motor oil containers
Newspapers with plastic wrappers
Plastic tubes, jars, and trays
Yard waste or trash
When in doubt, throw it out! Also, Feel free to call 407-957-7344 for further information.