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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canColumbus Day, October 12, 2015: All County-provided recycling and trash collections will be made on their normal schedule this week. Transfer Station open October 12. See holiday details. Sign up for our service updates and reminders.

Shred your confidential documents at our Fall 2015 Community Paper Shredding and Recycling Events events.

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collection - normal schedule ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours

What to do when your recyclables/ trash are tagged and not collected

Recycling and trash collection crews place orange tags on your materials when they are not accepted for pickup that day. The tag should be filled out, explaining why the material was left at the curb. Please contact us if you have questions about the tag or why your items were not collected.

Yard trim

Use paper bags for leaves and other yard trim, not plastic.Leaves, grass, brush, and other yard trimmings must be packaged in paper bags, reusable cans, or with twine, as relevant.

This bag shown was tagged because the leaves are in a plastic bag.

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bulky trash set at the curb for collectionBulk trash

Bookcases, desks, shelves, large doll houses, televisions, and other bulky items are not normal household trash.

This pile was tagged because pickup of bulk trash must be scheduled in advance if you receive County-provided trash service. If your trash service is by "private subscription," contact your collection company directly for information on their services.

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Blue recycling bins are for "commingled" materials -- cans, bottles, jars, containers, and lids -- only. Items like toilet seats and furnace filters should go into your normal household trash.

toilet seat in blue recycling bin  furnace filter in blue recycling bin

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Large Appliances

metal appliance set out for collection as trashLarge appliances are recyclable through our scrap metal recycling program. This clothes washer was tagged and left behind because it was set out as trash, and a scrap metal pickup had not been requested for it.

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