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The following provisions apply to curbside residential collection of recyclables:
1. Preparation. Materials will be prepared in the following manner:
A. Clear glass bottles and jars (flint glass, green, and amber) will be rinsed of all food or beverage residue and lids will be removed. Labels and neck rings may remain.
B. Aluminum, bimetal, and steel cans will be rinsed of all food or beverage residue and may be flattened. Labels may remain on bimetal and steel cans.
C. Plastic PET and HDPE containers will be rinsed of all product residue and may be flattened. Labels may remain.
D. Newspaper will be tied with string in bundles not to exceed 12 inches in height, or slipped inside a paper grocery bag. Newspaper should not be included for collection on rainy days.
E. Cardboard will be broken down and tied in small bundles.
2. Placement for Collection. Materials will be placed for collection in the following manner:
A. Recycling containers provided by the City (and thereafter maintained and replaced if needed by the occupant) will be used to store recyclable materials. The recycling containers shall remain at all times the property of the City.
B. The occupant will place properly prepared recyclab1es into the recycling container with aluminum, bimetal, steel cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic PET and HDPE containers on the bottom, and bundled newspapers, bundled cardboard and fabric on top and place the recyclable container at curbside no sooner than 7:00 p.m. on the night before the next scheduled pickup. Recyclable containers shall be removed from the curbside by 11:59 p.m. on the day of pickup, and shall be stored adjacent to the dwelling unit or screened from view. Recyclables shall not be placed at curbside when it is raining or snowing.
(Ord. 1477 - Feb. 18 Supp.)