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Black Carts - What goes in

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The black cart is used for general waste items that are not yet recyclable.
  • Trash
  • Food waste
  • Animal waste
  • Ovenware
  • Ceramic pottery, cups, dishes
  • Windowpane glass or mirror
  • Plastic wrap
  • All wax laminated cartons/containers (e.g., milk & juice cartons, & soy milk boxes)
  • Plastic motor oil bottles
  • Plastic or wax coated paper and cartons
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Microwave food boxes
  • Wax cereal/cracker box liners
  • Gummed or glued bindings
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissue paper
  • Paper plates, soiled paper
  • Adhesive backed or sticky notes
  • Carbon paper, thermal fax paper
  • Aluminum foil boxes
  • Fast food wrappers
  • Pet food bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Soiled clothing
  • Drinking glasses
  • Disposable diapers
  • Palm tree trimming
  • Palm fonds
  • Cactus
  • Dirt and rocks

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