Place items in single sort container provided by your refuse hauler. Single sort containers mean that all recyclables can be co-mingled together in the same cart. No sorting is needed. DO NOT bag your recyclables in plastic bags! Plastic bags get stuck in the sorting equipment at facilities. Instead, keep your recyclables loose in your cart, or you may put them in paper bags.
Place the bin 2 feet behind the curb on the same day your garbage is collected.
Boxboard - cereal, cake, fruit snacks (any box that does not go in your refrigerator or freezer)
Cans - food and beverage containers only - aluminum, steel, and tin cans
Cardboard - corrugated only
Glass - bottles and jars. Rinse and remove lid.
Paper and magazines - all types
Newspapers - all parts of Sunday paper are acceptable
Telephone books - white and yellow pages
Plastic bottles- all types including laundry soap, milk, pop, jars and tubs (peanut butter, yogurt and margarine)
Plastic clam shells
Other items - check with your refuse hauler
Unacceptable items include:
Bags and wrap
Motor oil bottles
Beer and pop boxes
Food soiled boxes- i.e. pizza
If you recyclables were at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day and were not picked up:
Call your hauler
Hold items until your next recycling day
Bring them to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center, 1831 111th Avenue during hours of operation.