Single-Stream The single-stream recycling rollout is almost complete! Since December, Environmental Services has worked to distribute 7,000 new blue bins to the rest of Auburn residents who were interested in participating in the single-stream recycling program. All carts should be distributed by the end of January, weather permitting. Whether you’re new to the area, new to recycling or a recycling pro, here are some tips to make sure your recyclables are repurposed and not left at the landfill. Only the following materials can be accepted in the City of Auburn’s single-stream curbside recycling program: • Plastics #1-#7. This includes things like plastic bottles and food containers. No plastic bags or toys are accepted. • Aluminum, steel/tin cans. Please remember to rinse out your cans before placing them in bins. • All types of paper. • Flattened cardboard, no larger than 4 by 2 feet. Remember that things like glass and Styrofoam DO NOT belong in single-stream recycling carts. These materials break easily and contaminate the rest of the materials in a load, which means the entire contaminated portion ends up at the landfill rather than the recycling facility. All types of glass are still accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 365-A North Donahue Drive, so help us out by bringing your glass there instead of tossing it in your cart. When you place your cart out for pickup, please remember to place it at least 3 feet from the curb, garbage carts, mailboxes, vehicles and any other nearby obstacles.
Recycling Drop-Off Center Did you know that you can recycle 24 hours a day, year round in Auburn? The Recycling Drop-Off Center at 365-A North Donahue Drive was created in 1999 for just that. While our single-stream curbside recycling program is limited to residential solid waste customers, the dropoff center is open to all Auburn residents. There, you’ll find separate bins for everything that we accept in our single-stream curbside recycling program, including cans, flattened cardboard, paper, and plastics #1-7. You’ll also find a place to recycle transistor batteries up to size D, cell phones, cooking grease and oil and glass. For more information about recycling in Auburn, visit auburnalabama.org/garbage-and-recycling. Thanks for helping Auburn leave a smaller footprint on our world!