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City of Hays, KS > Departments > Public Works > Solid Waste Div. > Recycling Program >

The City of Hays Residential Recycling Program is easy and convenient to use.

 

Here are tips to make it easier for you:
Please use Blue Bags Only for Recyclables and Not for Trash.

PLEASE PLACE RECYCLABLES APPROXIMATELY 2-3 FEET AWAY FROM POLYCARTS!
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arrow08Blue or Clear Bag # 1 - Mixed Paper/Cardboard


bag1Newspapers:
Inserts are acceptable.

Mixed Paper:
Includes Clean Junk Mail, Phone Books, Catalogs, Magazines, Misc. paper products.

Cardboard:Paper

  • Corrugated Boxes
  • "Product Boxes" such as cereals, cakes, potato flakes, rice, etc. just REMOVE liners
  • Cardboard Egg Cartons
  • Large Cardboard boxes that do not fit in the bags do not need to be bagged but broken down. Please take steps to keep paper and cardboard dry.
     

arrow08Blue Bag # 2 - Co-Mingled Bag


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Glass Bottles and Jars (Any Color)

Aluminum/Tin Beverage & Food Cans:

  • Labels DO NOT have to be removed.


Plastics:
  • Plastic-GlassPlastic Containers #1-7. Milk jugs, juice jugs, distilled water jugs, laundry detergent containers, yogurt containers, shampoo containers, etc.

 

arrow08Items that should NOT be included in Blue Bags


Items that are not recyclable:

  • Styrofoam
  • Cigarettes
  • Packaging "Peanuts"
  • Plastic bags – Dillon's and Wal-Mart grocery bags, bread bags, plastic wrap, etc.

Certain items can actually contaminate the recycling material. Please do not include these items in the blue bags:

  • Ceramics, crystal, glass doors, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, windowpanes, windshields, aerosol cans, batteries, oil/paint cans or hazardous chemicals.

Please take all hazardous waste to the Ellis County hazardous waste site
(Call 628-9449 for details)

For more information regarding our Recycling Program, please contact the Solid Waste Division 628-7357. We will be happy to mail you a brochure giving details of our Solid Waste Collection Program.

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