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Congrats Longmont!
You made a difference! Since Longmont began the
single stream recycling program in November 2008,
we have seen an increase in recycling by over 23%! We
There are many actions we can take
have reduced trash going to the landfill by over 1,000
to reduce the amount of waste we tons! That’s over 100 truckloads per year that is not
generate or that we send to the going to the landfill! Thanks for your tremendous
landfill. Challenge yourself, your
family, and even friends to see just how
recycling efforts!
23% Recycling Increase

much waste you can reduce from your


weekly curbside pickup. Below are six
tips to help you. Curbside Composting!

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Reuse products. Try to find another
use for the product rather than
throwing it away.
We are proud to announce a new curbside composting pilot program that will begin
in 2010. This is designed to help reduce the large amount of organic material that ends
up in our landfills. A selected demographic of the City will be chosen for the pilot. If all

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Sell or donate products you can goes well, keep your eyes peeled for the full launch of this program in 2011. If you’re
no longer use, such as clothing and chosen for the pilot program, help us kick off this program by participating in curbside
furniture. composting.

3
Recycle, recycle, recycle!!! Take
advantage of your recycling programs
here in Longmont.
HOW IT WORKS:
It’s easy! Just throw away all your organic materials
in the new green compost container provided by the City and

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that’s it! You’ll be helping the environment and helping reduce
Support recycling efforts by using
products made from recycled materials
greenhouse gases.
whenever possible.
WHAT TO COMPOST:

5 FACT
Use rechargeable batteries. Using • Fruit and vegetable scraps
rechargeable batteries not only helps • Grass clippings and yard waste
Over 25% of trash and waste
to reduce waste, but it also helps (leaves)
keep the toxic metals found in some • Dairy products and eggs is actually organic material!
batteries out of landfills. • Meat, fish and bones Decomposing food, yard waste and

6 • Potted plants and flowers grass clippings produce methane


Donate old or unwanted electronics
• Compostable plates, utensils and cups which contributes to green house
such as computers and TVs.
• Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags gasses and global warming.
• Colored papers and shredded paper
• Facial tissue

DID YOU
KNOW?
Latex and water-based paints are easy
to dispose. Simply allow the paint
to dry completely and place in your
regular trash cart. Adding kitty litter
or newspaper will assist the paint in
drying faster.

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S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S

1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

3 4
JANUARY
5 6
2010
7 8 9 7 8 FEBRUARY
9 10 2010
11 12 13 7 8 MARCH
9 10 2010
11 12 13

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 28 29 30 31

31 Feb 15: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Diversion
Center and City Facilities closed
Jan 1: Tree Limb Diversion Center and City Facilities closed
Jan 18: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Diversion
Center and City Facilities closed
Jan 30: Large Item Stop N Drop at 375 Airport Road

April/Abril May/Mayo June/Junio


S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S

1 2 3 1 1 2 3 4 5

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

APRIL 2010 MAY 2010 JUNE 2010


11 12 13 14 15 16 17 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

25 26 27 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30

April 12-23: Spring Branch Collection. See website for details. 30 31


April 24: Large Item Stop N Drop at 375 Airport Road
May 8: Landfill Drop Day
May 31: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Diversion
Center and City Facilities closed

July/Julio August/Agosto September/Septiembre


S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S

1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
JULY 2010
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30

July 4: Tree Limb Diversion Center closed Sept 4: Landfill Drop Day
July 5: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Diversion Sept 6: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Diversion
Center and City Facilities closed Center closed and City Facilities closed
July 31: Large Item Stop N Drop at 375 Airport Road Sept 18: Household Chemical Drop Day at 375 Airport Road

October/Octubre November/Noviembre December/Diciembre


S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S S/D M/L T/M W/M TH/J F/V S/S

1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31

31 Nov 11 & 25: Trash & Recycling one day behind, Tree Limb Dec 24, 25 & 31: Tree Limb Diversion Center closed and
Diversion Center and City Facilities closed City Facilities closed
Oct 18-Dec 10: Curbside Fall Leaf Collection. See website. Dec 26-Jan 5: Christmas Tree Recycling. See website for details.
Oct 30: Large Item Stop N Drop at 375 Airport Road
Please be sure you
A Note From street and not blo r cart is in the Recycling Basics
The Drivers walk. Please plac cking the side-
3 1/2 feet from ae carts at least
sides. The arrows ll objects on all
General Recycling face towards the on the lid should
Information street or alley.
Your Route Driver
When is Pickup
Trash is picked up once per week.
Recycling is picked up once every other week on your trash
collection day and must be out by 7 a.m.

Holidays Trash
Trash and recycling collection is not provided on the following nine holidays: New Year’s Please do NOT put these items
Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, in the trash cart
Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Because of this, if your collection day falls on the • Hazardous waste
holiday, or later that same week, your collection will be one day behind for that week only.
• Liquid paint
• Needles or syringes
How to Recycle
We want to make recycling as easy as possible for you. Single stream recycling allows for all • Cooking oil
recyclable materials to go into one container (grey container). The only thing you have to do is • Loose or hot ashes
empty and rinse! Please do not flatten aluminum cans.

Below is our Dirty Dozen hit list of the WORST THINGS TO PUT IN

The Dirty Dozen YOUR GREY SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING CART. Please help make
single-stream recycling a success by keeping these materials OUT.

5NO Caps/Lids on Containers


in single-stream recycling cart
Left on the bottle, caps and lids keep
liquid inside the container. Please
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NO Diapers or
Bio-Hazardous Waste
in single-stream recycling cart
Syringes and needles, diapers and other
remove and recycle metal caps and jars sanitary products are not recyclable or
separately. Please throw away plastic compostable.

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caps and lids.

1 NO Plastic Bags
in single-stream recycling cart
Plastic bags are the WORST contaminant
in the recycling cart. When placed in a
NO Plastic Caps/Lids
in single-stream recycling cart
Plastic caps/lids are not recyclable on
or off the bottle.
NO Hazardous Waste
in single-stream recycling cart
Hazardous waste such as paint,
automotive fluids, car batteries and
pesticides must be taken to the Boulder

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curbside cart, they get wet and dirty and
County Household Hazardous Waste
cannot be recycled.

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NO Liquids Facility. Call 303-441-4800 for more
in single-stream recycling cart

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information.
NO Materials in Plastic Bags
in single-stream recycling cart
Workers have to slow the conveyor
When we compact bottles for shipping,
liquids drip and splatter creating a sticky NO Scrap Metal Single Stream Items
dirty mess. Please completely empty and in single-stream recycling cart
belts to rip open bags that contain rinse before recycling. • Cereal boxes

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Scrap metal items of any size should not
recyclables and then add the bag to the
go in your curbside cart. These items
heap of bags bound for the landfill. These
NO Ceramics or cause excessive damage to the recycling • Cans (do not crush)

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inefficiencies waste time and money.
Non-Recyclable Glass equipment. Please take these materials
NO Shredded Paper in single-stream recycling cart to either the Boulder or Longmont • White office paper
Ceramic, china, dishes, mirrors, light recycling drop-off centers and look for
in single-stream recycling cart • Phone books, newspapers, magazines

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bulbs, Pyrex, porcelain and window the specially-marked scrap metal bin.
Shredded paper is too small to sort.

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glass should not go in the cart.
NO Non-Recyclable Plastics
NO Frozen Food Boxes • Glass bottles and jars
in single-stream recycling cart
in single-stream recycling cart Paperboard boxes have a plastic polymer • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1-7)
While we have added new plastic items, Plastic coffee cup lids cannot
sprayed on them to protect against
many plastics are still not recyclable. be recycled. Please put these
Plastic lids and Styrofoam are not in your black trash cart.
freezer burn. That same coating prevents • Metal jar lids
the box from breaking down in the
recyclable. Plastic coated coffee to-go recycling process.
cups are also trash.

Used Automotive Oil, Cooking Oil,


& Automotive Battery Recycling
The City of Longmont offers curbside oil and battery collection to refuse
collection customers. We can accept up to five gallons of uncontaminated,
used motor oil in see-through, one-gallon plastic containers which are securely
capped. Please call to schedule your curbside pickup for automotive oil or
batteries. We can also schedule for curbside collection of automotive, boat and motorcycle batteries.
Please ensure that batteries and oil containers are out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day,
and placed at least three feet from your trash or recycling containers.

Call 303-651-8416
to schedule a pickup

January 1: Oil and battery dropoff will


be relocated to 140 Martin Street,
Recycle and Tree Limb Diversion Center
Special Recycling Events
in Longmont

Large Item Stop-N-Drops


2010 Schedule: January 30, April 24, July 31, October 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Public Works Maintenance Facility, 375 Airport Road

Items Accepted: Sanitation subscription customers may bring large household


items for disposal. If bringing any kind of lumber, all nails must be removed. City

Fun Facts: employees will unload your items, as you will need to remain in your vehicle when
on the Public Works Operations property. You must bring your City of Longmont
The aluminum can is 100% utility bill to the Stop-N-Drop, as the program is available at no additional cost.

recyclable and can be used Not Accepted: Household waste, dirt, rock, sod, concrete, roofing materials,
chemicals, limbs, yard waste, tires, auto parts, hazardous waste or refrigerators.
to make new beverage cans Please call Public Works Operations at 303-651-8416 for recommendations
on how to dispose of these items.
indefinitely, demonstrating
recycling at its finest!
Every Can Every Time!
Household Hazardous Chemical Drop-Off
2010 Schedule: September 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Public Works Maintenance Facility, 375 Airport Road

Items Accepted: City of Longmont sanitation subscription customers only (please bring your
utility bill as verification) may bring unwanted cleaners, solvents, pesticides, aerosol cans, paint,
and other chemical wastes for disposal at no additional charge. Chemists will be on-site to
identify and properly dispose of many types of household hazardous chemicals.

Not Accepted: Commercial generated wastes of any kind are not accepted. This event is for
chemicals commonly used for residential purposes ONLY.

Longmont Recycle Center Additional Drop Offs: If you are not able to drop off your unwanted
chemicals during the event, please call the City of Longmont Solid
140 Martin Street Waste Division at 303-651-8416 for information on proper disposal
and recycling.
The City of Longmont has a Recycling
Center where you can bring items 24
hours a day, 7 days per week: For year round service, please take your hazardous materials to:

• Cardboard • Phone Books Boulder County Household Hazardous Waste Facility


• Shredded Paper 5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder, inside the Western Disposal Transfer Station
• Mixed Paper
(1/2 mile east of 55th Street and Pearl Parkway).
• Additional Single • Bulky Metal
Stream Materials Please call ahead to verify days and hours of operation at 303-441-4800,
At this location you will also find the Tree or visit www.co.boulder.co.us/recycling/hhw/hhwhome.htm.
Limb Diversion Center where residents
can bring tree branches and leaves during
regular business hours.

This service is available to residents of Curbside Leaf Collection


the City of Longmont at no additional fee.
Residents outside the City of Longmont will 2010 Schedule: October 18-December 10, curbside by 7 a.m.
be charged a small fee based on volume.
Where: Curbside
This site is designed to provide additional
recycling opportunities for the community, Residents may place piled or bagged leaves at street curbside during
if there is not a bin for a particular item the designated week.
you brought, please take it with you. You No plastic bags, please. Leaf collection information will also be published in the CityLine,
may contact us by phone for additional Longmont Life, and the Times-Call this fall. For your convenience, a limited number of
information on how to recycle items not compostable leaf bags are available throughout the City Departments prior to and during
accepted at this location. the event.

For more information, call Public Works Operations at 303-651-8416.

Hard-to-Recycle Roundups
2010 Schedule: Dates to be determined for 2010, please call
us at 303-651-8416 or visit our website (www.ci.longmont.co.us/
Longmont Recycling Information solidwaste).
www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste
Computers, electronics, and cell phones are among the items
accepted. There is a fee for recycling certain items.
Longmont Recycling Center
After Halloween, we provide Halloween pumpkin composting at
140 South Martin Street the Recycle Center at 140 South Martin Street. Refuse collection
Hours: 24 hours a day/7 days a week customers are welcome to dispose of their pumpkins in the specially
303-651-8416 designated bin.

Please call 303-651-8416 for more details.