Central Business District Wet-Dry Recycling

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Since a lot of our trash is recyclable, separating waste into wet and dry components at the source keeps more of it out of the landfill! In a Wet Dry system, all the dry waste has the potential to be recycled as long as it's not contaminated by wet waste. No more recyclable material going to the landfill just because it was dropped in the wrong bin!

 

Resources for Wet Dry Participants

Help your staff know What goes in orange cart  and What goes in brown cart. Large, laminated signs available upon request at 574-4620.

Label your Dry Waste and Wet (True Trash) Waste receptacles.

 

 

 
 

Restaurants & Coffee Shops Wet Dry Diagram restaurants

Wet Waste: Food, liquids, used paper towels and napkins 
  • Collected in brown carts provided by WestRock Recycling (formerly QRS)
  • Beginning July 31, 2019 - use heavy-duty plastic bags in the brown carts; material will be taken to landfill and carts will NOT be replaced with clean ones.
Dry Waste: Everything else
  • Empty all containers of food and liquid; the container is then Dry Waste
  • Collected in clear bags or loose, placed in the orange carts provided by the Department of Public Works
Wet Waste (True Trash): Restroom and dining area trash
  • Collected in black bags (NOT placed inside a larger clear bag), placed in the orange carts provided by Department of Public Works
  • If customers produce a large amount of recyclable waste, a second "recycle" bin lined with a clear bag is recommended
 

Non-Food-Generating BusinessesWet Dry Diagram non-restaurants

Wet Waste (True Trash): Food, liquids, used paper towels and napkins, restroom and break room trash
  • Collected in black bags (NOT placed inside a larger clear bag), placed in the orange carts provided by Department of Public Works
Dry Waste: Everything else
  • Empty all containers of food and liquid; the container is then Dry Waste
  • Collected in clear bags or loose, placed in the orange carts provided by the Department of Public Works
 

What Happens Next?

Wet organic material from the brown carts is now taken to the landfill as of  July 31, 2019.

Dry material and true trash from the orange carts are sorted at the recycling center. Non-recyclable material and black bagged trash is taken to the landfill.  

 

More questions? Contact Karen Maynard