Cleaning Out the Garage This Summer?


When cleaning up the garage, put that waste in the right place. Here are some tips:

  • Old garden hoses, rope, and electrical cords. Put in the garbage. They can’t be recycled and create major tangles at the recycling facility, causing delays and equipment damage.
  • Broken patio furniture. Put smaller items like lawn chairs, stools, and side tables in your black cart.
  • Chemicals, motor oil, paint, and propane tanks. Take to a household hazardous waste drop-off at City landfills or designated fire stations for safe disposal. Visit for locations.
  • Power tools, electric lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and weed whackers. Take to a City landfill for free recycling. Visit for locations.
  • Scrap metal such as car parts, bicycle parts, metal shelving, and wheel rims. Take to a metal recycler or City landfill for recycling.

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