Cheyenne's Sanitation Division reminds people to properly use recycling and yard waste containers or face a possible contamination fee.

That's according to a news release from the City of Cheyenne.

The release says one big problem is people using plastic bags to contain recyclables. Recyclables can be placed loose into the recycling containers with blue lids. They should never be bagged.

Rules For Recycling Containers [Blue Lids]

According to the release, the following items are eligible to be recycled in Cheyenne:

  • Paper products: newspapers, books, junk mail, magazines, etc. (no window envelopes)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Clean cardboard (flatten & cut into 2'x2' pieces or smaller)
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Aluminum foil or tin cans
  • Plastic containers (#1, #2, #4 & #5 only – recycling numbers are found on the item’s packaging)
  • Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green

Fast food containers, plastic sheeting, styrofoam, and cardboard should not be put in the recycling containers.

Rules For Yard Waste Containers [Green Lids]

The city says the following items can be placed in yard waste containers:

  • Lawn trimmings
  • Weeds
  • Leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Pinecones

Some of the items that should NOT be placed in yard waste containers include bags (including paper yard bags), branches, tumbleweeds, dirt, mulch, rocks and regular trash.

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