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CHEYENNE – Did you know you can recycle in Cheyenne if you’re not a City resident?
For those who live in the area -- but do not have City recycling services – can still bring recyclable items to our Transfer Station (220 N. College Dr.), Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Individuals who wish to utilize this service can do so by bringing bagged recyclables (up to a 35-gallon bag) at a rate of 65 cents per bag. Bagged items will need to be opened and emptied by the customer to be accepted. Once plastic bags are emptied they will be discarded as they are not a recyclable product.
Larger quantities are also accepted at the Transfer Station. You may recycle up to three cubic yards of recyclable items at a rate of $6.95 while a $21 per ton rate applies.
Why are plastic bags acceptable in this instance but not for my City recycle bin?
Plastic bags are not acceptable as a recycled item at all! Recyclables brought to the Transfer Station in plastic bags must be opened and emptied before they are accepted. The bag, in this instance, is used to transport recyclable items to the Transfer Station. A dumpster is available at the Transfer Station for these discarded plastic bags.
How much is three cubic yards?
A comparable would be a full-size pickup truck evenly filled to the top of the pickup bed.
What can I recycle?
What are examples of plastic #1 and plastic #2 items that are accepted?
Plastic #1 examples: soft drink/fruit juice/water bottles all without lids. Plastic #2 examples: milk jugs, cleaning/laundry detergent/shampoo/shower product containers all without lids. Look for the recycle logo with 1 or 2 in the middle.
What can’t be recycled?
Plastic bags of any kind, glass, plastic lids, styrofoam, waxed food/drink cartons, clothes, shoes, blankets, diapers, needles, shredded paper, paper plates, paper cups, plasticware, plastic straws, hoses, electronics, and tarps. In other words, if the item is not shown in the acceptable list above, do not recycle it!
Why are following the rules of recycling important?
In 2018, the City had a contamination rate of over 30 percent. Out of 3,650 tons of recyclables collected last year, 1,150 tons had to be sent to the landfill due to contamination/unacceptable items. Together we can improve the efficiency of this program with a better understanding of what is and isn’t recyclable. Join the fight to recycle right!