City of Alma – Thursday Week A Curbside Recycling

To determine your recycling day and week, go to “Collection Schedule” on the City of Alma page.

Your recycling collection is referred to as “single-stream” or “comingled” recycling. This means that all recyclables go into your recycling cart together and do not need to be sorted. Materials are sorted at a single-stream sorting facility after collection.

Accepted Items

corrugated cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Break down, remove any contaminants (Styrofoam, wood or food) and place cardboard in your Curby Recycler.

NOT ACCEPTED: wax-coated boxes, 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases

plastic

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs & Containers

Items should be clean and dry. Includes bottles and jugs with narrow, threaded neck; plastic tubs (margarine, sour cream, etc.); microwave trays; and yogurt containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, paper- or wax-coated milk or juice cartons, foam containers/packaging, syringes, garden hoses/rubber, furniture, pools, toys, buckets, laundry baskets, barrels, free-flowing liquids

mixed paper

Mixed Paper

Place newspaper, magazines, direct “junk” mail, first class mail, other printing and writing papers, phone books and envelopes loose in Curby Recycler.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, string, twine, stickers, coins or plastic stuck on papers

metal cans & aluminum

Metal Cans & Aluminum

Includes tin and aluminum cans and aluminum foil and trays. Rinse clean and flatten.

NOT ACCEPTED: paint cans, appliances, hangers, fencing, scrap metal, aerosol cans or containers with food residue

boxboard

Boxboard

Boxboard includes items like tissue boxes, cereal boxes and paper towel rolls. Break down and remove any contaminants (food, plastic or foil packaging).

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic, foam, wax- or foil-coated boxes, refrigerator or freezer boxes, including 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases

colored and clear glass bottles

Clear & Colored Glass Bottles & Containers

Rinse clean and remove lids. Labels may be left on containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, CRT glass (monitors or TV screens), light bulbs, window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, cups, bowls or plates

Monthly Recycling Schedule

Curbside recycling for City of Alma residents begins in May 2022.

Observed holidays can be found here. As shown on the calendar, if the holiday falls on a weekday, services on and after the holiday will run one day behind for the remainder of the week.

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