Christmas week garbage and recyclable reminder

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Christmas Week Garbage and Recyclable Reminder
Residents Encouraged to Place Holiday Packaging in Recycle Cart

Garbage and recyclable collection will take place as normal on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012 but there will be no collection on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25. Residents who normally receive collection on Tuesday will receive service on Wednesday December 26.

The schedule will run one day behind through the rest of the week.

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[li]Normal Wednesday collection will be on Thursday, December 27.[/li]
[li]Normal Thursday collection will be on Friday, December 28.[/li]
[li]Normal Friday collection will be on Saturday, December 29.[/li]

Many times during the holiday season, residents are off from work and on a different schedule. To make sure the carts are out for their scheduled pick-up, Republic Services suggests residents should place carts out the night before the pick-up.

Tis the Season to Recycle

Many households will have extra garbage over the holidays but residents should remember many items are recyclable. If you have extra recyclables that will not fit in your cart place them in another container by your recycling cart and they will be collected along with the items in your recycling cart.

1. The City accepts the following recyclable items:

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[li]Paper: Most types of clean paper (i.e. non-metallic wrapping paper, gift boxes, flattened cardboard, non-contaminated food boxes, magazines, envelopes, telephone directories, junk mail, calendars, stationery, paper bags, etc.). Food boxes that have food contamination should be disposed of in the garbage container.[/li]
[li]Plastics: Labeled #1 – #7 (i.e. water and soda bottles; milk jugs; detergent bottles and jugs; plastic juice containers; condiment bottles and jars; shampoo and lotion bottles. Remove caps from containers, and lightly rinse any food or liquid residue from containers and trays before recycling.[/li]
[li]Aluminum tins and metal cans: Steel, tin and aluminum food and beverage cans; and aluminum pie pans. Lightly rinse any food or liquid residue. There is no need to remove paper labels.[/li]
[li]Glass bottles and jars of all colors: Beverage bottles and jars, condiment jars, other food bottles and jars. Remove cap and lightly rinse prior to recycling, There is no need to remove paper labels.[/li]

For more holiday recycling-information visit our website at

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