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Posted on: July 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The Week of Monday, July 3, 2023 Recycle Route B is Collected and Ordering Containers


Public Service Announcement

Watertown Sanitation Department

Recycle Update & The Top 10


The week of Monday, July 3, 2023 Recycle Route B is collected.  Recycle Route B is south of 3rd Ave N.   Due to the Independence Day Holiday, the Tuesday, July 4th route will be collected on Friday, July 7th.  For Single Stream recycling co-mingle all recycle materials in the tan container for collection every other week.  If you need a second recycling container, 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 your collection containers out after 5 PM on the night before your collection day to avoid missing the truck.  Collection routes begin at 5:00 AM, and there is no set time when they will cover a certain area of town.  Trucks are not rerouted to pick up containers that are put out late.  Please do not set out your recycle container until it is full.  All containers placed on the parkway or boulevard on the day of collection shall be removed on the same day following collection.


Please remember that face masks, plastic gloves, and medical tubing cannot be put in the recycling container.


Remember-Never include glass in the recycle container.   Glass is not recycled and causes injuries on the sort line.


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


Here is Keep America Beautiful’s List of the TOP 10 THINGS TO RECYCLE IN YOUR HOME:


  1. Paper – White or light colored and envelopes without plastic windows.
  2. Empty Tissue Boxes with any plastic windows removed.
  3. Magazines and Newspapers.
  4. Shampoo Bottles as well as other plastic bottles with the lids removed.
  5. Clean Cardboard Boxes without oil stains or food residue.
  6. Empty Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls.
  7. Chipboard such as food boxes and twelve pack and case boxes.
  8. Metal Food Cans.  Metal is continuously recyclable!  
  9. Milk Jugs and other Jugs that did not contain oil and petroleum products.
  10. Aluminum Cans.  Aluminum is also continuously recyclable!


Thanks for your interest 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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