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Recycling & Diversion
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City Recycling Programs recycled and diverted nearly four million pounds of materials in 2014.

  • 2,340,640 pounds of Single Stream recycling was collected and sent to market.
  • 1,044,900 pounds of compost was sold from the landfill.
  • 124,860 pounds of Tires were sent to recyclers.
  • 198,860 pounds of electronic waste was sent to dismantlers and recycled.
  • 200,040 pounds of mulch was given to the public free of charge.
  • 591,160 pounds of metal was sent to local recyclers

To bag or not to bag......

Do I need to bag my recycling?
NO – If you bag your recycling
you’re defeating the whole purpose. The bag is treated like garbage and its contents are not recycled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Anything that’s in a plastic bag goes right to the trash. The workers that sort the recycling don’t know what’s in the bags and it takes too much time to open every one.

Do I need to bag my trash?
YES - all trash must be bagged before it is put in the roll cart. Bagging helps keep your cart clean and reduces windblown litter. 

About Single Stream Recycling
This means you can put all your recyclables together, no sorting needed! Use your brown 96 gallon cart with the blue lid to place all your standard recyclables together. In order to ensure pickup, your recycling cart must be properly placed in the collection area by 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Your collection cart must be removed from its collection area by 6:00 pm, or when the receptacle is emptied, whichever is later. Your collection cart should be at least two feet away from any vehicle or other obstacle (mailbox, tree, fence, driveway edge if blocked, etc.), in order to give the automated truck arm proper clearance for dumping the cart. Your recycling collection will be on the same day as your garbage collection, every other week. Please do not bag your recyclables.

Recycling can be taken to the landfill recycle bin anytime during normal business hours for the usual fees.

More Information

City Hall: 406 Ivinson St.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5200   |   Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm