Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Guide

posted Dec 14, 2012, 12:11 PM by Town Clerk   [ updated Dec 21, 2012, 11:09 AM ]

Town of Ruston

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Guide


RECYCLING INFORMATION:                        

Set Recycle can out every Wednesday before 7AM

Plastics:  #1 and #2 plastic bottles, plastic sheeting and plastic jugs with necks including milk jugs, pop bottles, many shampoo bottles, detergent and cleaning bottles.  The numbers can be found on the bottom or side.

Preparation:       -Throw lid in garbage                                    -Rinse and let drain overnight                        


Paper:                                                               Preparation:


-Computer Paper                                             -Flatten Cardboard and Boxes

-Phone Books                                                 -Keep flat and dry

-Corrugated Cardboard                                     -No food contaminated items  


-Office Paper                                                   -Place shredded paper in grocery bag                                              


-Boxes: Cereal, Cake Mixes, etc                  

-Mail                                                                                                -

-No Styrafoam   

-No Pizza Boxes


Aluminum:  These include aluminum and tin cans along with clean aluminum foil and pie plates.

Preparation:        -Empty, rinse out and flatten -Remove labels                                                    



GARBAGE INFORMATION:                           

Garbage is picked up Monday or Friday depending on which side of Town you live in.  See Utility Billing Clerk to find out when your garbage pickup day is.  Set cans out by 7AM on the morning of your pickup. 



- Set yard waste out every Wednesday by 7AM

- Yard waste must be put into the Yard Waste can. 

- We do not pick up dirt, rocks, sod, treated lumber, animal manure, or cat litter.  Small amounts of fruits or vegetable matter from your garden is acceptable.

For questions or comments please stop by Town Hall at 5117 N Winnifred or call 253-759-3544.