Dual Stream Recycling
Village Recycling Service
Participants in the recycling program sort out recyclable items, which reduces the amount of garbage we produce as a Village. Learn more about Dual Stream Recycling here: ucrra.org/recycling or view their handy: Dual Stream Visual Guide.
Curbside pick up of recyclable materials is a complimentary service available to all Village residents and businesses, regardless of whether they pay to participate in the Village garbage service.
Dual Stream Categories:
The Dual Stream Recycling Pickup alternates weekly between "Blue" (glass, metal & plastic) & "Yellow" (cardboard, paper, magazines & paper board).
"Yellow" (Paper & Cardboard)
"Blue" (Commingled Plastic, Glass & Metal)
COLLECTION METHOD: Must be placed in plastic bins that allow drainage, be careful to not overfill bins. Do not place in plastic bags.
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Newspaper, magazines/catalogs, computer/copy paper, writing paper, phone books, brown bags, cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, junk mail, greeting cards, paper egg cartons, books (hard covers must be removed), etc.
NOT ACCEPTED: (should be placed in bagged garbage): Wax or plastic-coated paper, pizza boxes, wet or food-contaminated paper, shredded paper, paper streamers, tissue paper, tissues/ napkins, paper towels, or wrapping paper.
COLLECTION METHOD: Must be flattened and set out separately from other paper recycling.
ACCEPTED ITEMS: Corrugated cardboard ONLY.NOT ACCEPTED: boxes containing plastic shipping materials or Styrofoam, food-contaminated cardboard (e.g., pizza boxes, takeout containers).
COLLECTION METHOD: Must be placed in plastic bins that allow drainage, be careful to not overfill bins. Do not place recycling in plastic or paper bags.
ACCEPTED ITEMS: CLEAN drink bottles, food jars, any other clean bottle, can or jar.
NOT ACCEPTED: (should be placed in bagged garbage): household dishes, ovenware, Pyrex, ceramics, porcelain, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, crystal glass, plastic-coated cartons, black microwave plastic containers, clamshell containers, empty prescription bottles, plastic bags/film. Alkaline batteries, plastic straws, Styrofoam, VHS tapes, wrappers, plastic utensils, disposable cups, coffee pods, CD’s & DVD’s.