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Posted on: December 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Help Keep Our Platinum Scenic City Clean & Green

There are multiple social, environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling. Missouri City households that participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program are encouraged to utilize the WCA Waste Corp. single stream curbside recycling service by placing all recyclables in the 65-gallon gray carts.

Acceptable items include: loose paper, newspapers, magazines, corrugated and boxboard cardboard, steel and tin cans, aluminum containers and household plastics #1-#7 (materials are not required to be bagged). Glass is not recycled at this time; however it may be placed in the 95-gallon blue receptacle for regular trash. Pizza boxes should also be disposed of as regular trash due to the oil on the boxes.

Also, remember it is crucial to ensure that the recycling items are clean. If In Doubt, Leave It Out, as one spilled item could contaminate the rest of the recyclables as well. Keeping bins clean is as easy as 1,2,3:

Never place food or liquid in your recycle bin
Never place plastic bags or wraps in the recycling bin
No foam products in the recycling bin
To learn more about the Municipal Solid Waste Program, including pickup days for specific subdivisions, visit http://www.missouricitytx.gov or call 281.403.5800. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to take part in this campaign to spread the word and keep our Scenic City Clean & Green. To share information on recycling, view this flyer or visit the City website.

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