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Single Stream Recycling Program

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Recycling services are being modernized and simplified in Clearwater.

In September of 2013, residents began using a new single stream recycling program with more recycling options and a new blue barrel for easier curbside collection. Clearwater’s service allows you to recycle more and is cleaner, greener, and safer. The improved recycling service makes it easier than ever for you to make a commitment to become an avid recycler.

Blue Barrels

The city provides each resident, at no additional charge, a recycling blue barrel with a lid to keep material dry and help control litter. This barrel remains the property of the city. The blue barrels replaced the 18-gallon yellow bin. Due to the automated collection process, the old bins cannot be used anymore. The blue barrel is easy to use and navigate. The increased capacity in the blue barrel accommodates the wider variety of materials now accepted and allows you to recycle more than before. Recyclables are collected once a week.

What can you recycle?

Residents are able to recycle many new items to further reduce the waste going into the landfill. Please make sure all items are empty.

Recycle these items:

  • All plastics (no Styrofoam, plastic bags or wrap)


  • Wide mouth plastic and rigid plastic containers


  • Glass bottles and jars


  • Cardboard


  • Milk and juice cartons, and juice boxes


  • Empty aerosol cans


  • Aluminum and steel cans


  • Plastic bottles


  • Newspaper


  • Mixed Paper - if you can rip it, you can recycle it. This includes office paper, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, shredded paper, phonebooks, paperback books, cereal and food boxes, envelopes, shoe boxes, wrapping paper, and folders.

For more information on recycling, call Solid Waste at 562-4920.

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