Released on March 5, 2020 - 9:27am

With the ongoing flu season and upcoming allergy season we're going to go through a lot of tissues!  The Department of Public Works would like to remind all of our residents and the participants of our Organics Recycling (aka Composting) program that facial and toilet tissues are NOT acceptable in our recycling or our organics recycling collections.  Paper towels are still acceptable in our Organics Recycling, however they cannot be put in the beige organics recycling containers if they've been used as a tissue for your nose or if they have other biological waste on them.

Please make sure that facial tissues and toilet tissues are put into the trash and not your beige organics recycling containers or your green recycle containers! 

If you have any questions about what to do with paper towels or tissues please don't hesitate to call our offices (301-725-0088) or send us an email ([email protected]).  If you would like more information about the City's newest curbside set out program, our Organics Recycling / Composting program, you can learn more on our website by clicking here.

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