Blue Bag
Why Blue Bags?

Paper and Cardboard
  • Newsprint
  • Magazines
  • Cereal and tissue boxes
  • Office Paper
  • Junk mail 
  • Envelopes (plastic windows ok)
  • Gift wrap

  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin cans
  • Clean foil
  • Bimetal cans

  • Bottles
  • Jars

  • Water, soda, juice bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Food storage containers
  • Cleaning product bottles

Household items
  • Mirrors
  • Windows and glassware
  • Photos and film
  • Plastic utensils
  • Styrofoam

  • Food waste
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Textiles
  • Pens and pencils
  • Ceramics

Curbside Blue Bag recycling, allows a mix of recyclables in one bag.  This method of recycling significantly increases the recovery of recyclable materials in a cost-effective manner. Blue Bag recycling programs increase recycling by an average of 2 to 4%, the equivalent to 2,000 to 4,000 tons of materials eliminated from the landfill each year.

Blue Bag recycling allows STR to collect all residential trash and recycling using one route per household. This minimizes vehicle emissions and eliminates the cost of additional “recycling” trucks and separation bins. 

Blue Bag recycling works for both single-family and multi-family residences. When families recycle at home, it becomes a life-long practice and, combined with new school and public facilities recycling programs, contributes to our goals for sustainable communities. 

Our Material Recover Facility will continue to recycle from the commercial and construction waste streams and from residents who choose not to participate in Blue Bag recycling.

About Blue Bags
The Blue Bags used for this program are large and strong, with enough room for a mix of the materials listed below. 

The Blue Bags for this recycling program are being provided at no cost to customers in 2011, thanks to our local agencies. 

To avoid confusion, please use other color bags for trash and green waste.

Click here for more information about Blue Bags

Contact us 530.541.5105
Photo by:  Jennifer Ward, Customer Service Representative