What if I have more recyclable materials than will fit in my recycling cart?

You have several options: 

  • Flatten your recyclables to create more space in the cart.
  • Retain your excess recyclables for the next collection.
  • Take your additional materials to the free recycling drop-off center at the Hanes Mill Road Landfill.
  • Focus on another of the 3 R's of recycling! See if there are easy ways to first reduce or reuse items that you are throwing out or recycling.

Please note that recycling carts are serviced with automated collection trucks. Recyclables left beside the cart cannot be collected.

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1. How do I obtain a rollout recycling cart?
2. What if I have more recyclable materials than will fit in my recycling cart?
3. My recycling was missed. How do I report a missed pickup?
4. How can I get a replacement for my cart that is missing or damaged?
5. How do I know what week to put out my cart?
6. The recycling truck usually comes by my house late in the day. Why do I have to have my cart at the curb by 6 a.m.?
7. Should I put my recycling cart out when it's raining?
8. What if I cannot roll my cart to the curb?
9. I'm moving. What should I do with my recycling cart?
10. I live in a multifamily complex with a recycling station. Will I receive an individual cart for my unit?
11. What do I do with my old green recycling bin?
12. What if I want to turn my green bin in?
13. I understand that there is a computer chip in the cart. What is it for?
14. I own a commercial business. Can I recycle through the city?