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Posted on: January 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] The week of Monday, January 22, 2018 Recycle Route B is Collected and Ordering Containers


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Watertown SanitationDepartment

Recycle Update & Plastic

The week of Monday, January 22, 2018 Recycle Route B is
  RecycleRoute B is south of 3rd Ave N. For Single Stream recycling co-mingle all recycle materials in the tancontainer for collection every other week. If you need a second recyclingcontainer, please go to our website to request one.  The City of Watertown will deliver an
additional Tan 95 gallon Single Stream recycling container at no charge. 

Please place yourcollection containers out the night before your collection day to avoid missing
the truck. 
Collection routes beginat 5:00 AM, and there is no set time when they will cover a certain area of
town.  Trucks are not rerouted to pick upcontainers that are put out late.  Please do not set out your recycle
container until it is full. 
Allcontainers placed on the parkway or boulevard on the day of collection shall be
removed on the same day following collection.

Remember-Neverinclude glass in the recycle container. Glass is not recycled and causes injuries on the sort line.

REMOVE & DISCARD ALLLIDS.  Plastic bottles with lids attached do not
collapse and take up extra volume in the recycling.  All the lids must be manually removed at therecycle facility which is not cost effective.

Here are some ways to
help make the PLASTICcomponent of recycling more cost effective:

·        Include#1 & #2 bottles with screw on lids (pop, water, shampoo, laundry detergent,

·        Empty
and Rinse the bottles.

.  Plastic bottles with lids attached do notcollapse and take up extra volume in the recycling.   All the lids must be manually removed at the
recycle facility which is not efficient or cost effective.

·        Do
not include containers that held salad dressing, cooking oils or motoroils.  The oil residue in these
containers contaminates the plastic load.

·        Do
not include ice cream buckets or yogurt containers even if stamped #1 or#2.  The rim of snap lid containers is
made of another plastic and contaminates the recycle plastic when melted.

Plastics coded #3, #5,and #7 are not recycled, please discard in garbage.  These do not combine with #1 or #2 plastics
when melted.

Thanks for yourinterest in and awesome support of the single stream curbside recycle program!  Please visit the Watertown website  for
further information or to request a recycle container.

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