Helpful ResourcesCity Trash & Recycling
These flyers, posters, and informational sheets will help you be smart about selecting your trash services and support you in shifting toward more recycling and foodscraps (which saves you money!).
Feel free to download and print. If you need more copies or desire more information, contact a City Recycling Specialist at 564-5627.
Business Resources, General
Residential Resources, General
- Getting Started with Foodscraps Composting in 5 easy steps (PDF): 2 pages front and back flyer that explains how the foodscraps program works, what goes in the yellow bin, and how to get started
- Do’s and Don’ts (PDF): One sheet with the most important practices for food-serving businesses
- Foodscraps Poster (PDF): 11x17 horizontal poster that shows what goes in each of the bins. Perfect for hanging in your trash area.
- Compostable Materials Guide and Approved Vendor List (PDF): two page guide to which tableware, green bags, and take-out containers are accepted in our foodscraps program and vendor sources for those products
- Who To Call (PDF): Skinny sheet 3 to a page with space to note quarterly bin cleanings - pin it on your office or custodial bulletin board
- Mayor’s State of the City Address, 2013 (start at 43:05): Mayor Helene Schneider’s Annual State of the City address included a significant section on single use bags and our new trash and recycling contract
- "One and Done" - Waste Stream Part 1 (6:25): Discusses single-use items, their environmental impacts, and how to reduce use.
- Recycling - Waste Stream Part 2 (3:53): all about our blue-bin recycling program
- Yellow Bin - Waste Stream Part 3 (5:14): learn about our innovative foodscraps composting program for businesses and schools. As featured in the August 19th "City News in Brief"
- Education Edit of foodscraps (3:28): shorter version designed for classrooms
- Brown Bin (Trash) - Waste Stream Part 4 (6:26): learn about Tajiguas landfill and what's left in our trash
Who To Call
|City Billing Department
- Questions about your Utility Bill (water, sewer, and trash)
- Concerns about charges or disconnections
|City Trash & Recycling
- Questions about what goes where
- Consultation about service levels
- To sign up for recycling or foodscraps composting
- If containers are not picked up
- To change container sizes
- To order a bin cleaning
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014