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Grey Cart = Solid Waste                 Green Cart = Yard Waste




  • Place cart in the appropriate location on collection

Day with arrow pointing in the proper direction

  • Carts need to be out by 7 AM on collection day
  • Place all trash bags in the proper grey cart
  • Place all yard waste (grass, leaves) in the proper green cart
  • Make sure the lid is closed properly at time of collection
  • Place cart away from garages, homes, recycling buckets, parked cars, etc. on collection day
  • Return the cart to your house/garage when empty


*Do not put Solid Waste in green cart or yard waste in grey cart – the city will not collect the waste unless it is in the proper container –



  • Put hazardous waste, paint cans, oil or electronic waste in the                


  • Put construction debris in the cart
  • Put hot ashes in the cart
  • Overfill the cart or Pack trash too tightly
  • Do not park any vehicles near the carts on collection day
  • Paint or write on the cart except in space provided on the cart lid or remove the cart from your residence


New Single-Stream Curbside Recycling Program Starts October 2, 2017

Your recycling collection person offers this reminder to ensure

That your materials are collected in the best shape possible for recy-

cling.  Your assistance with the following will insure a strong recy-

cling program in the City of Clinton and in Clinton County

  • All recycling materials must be set out by 7 AM
  • DO NOT cover the recycle buckets with plastic
  • Plastics #1 through #7 will be accepted (check in the triangle on the bottom of the container).
  • Plastic bags are not accepted in the recycling program -

      (they may be returned to stores or thrown away)

  • Food and beverage glass only (clear, green & brown)
  • Remove and throw away all lids, caps and pumps
  • Food and beverage tin cans must have all labels and lids


  • Cans, glass and plastic must be properly cleaned - rinse

      All materials before placing them in the bucket

  • DO NOT mix glass with plastic and cans
  • Newspaper, magazines & corrugated cardboard only will

      be accepted – no other paper, junk mail or any hard-cover books

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes must be flattened and less than 3 feet
  • by 3 feet in size - - NO STYROFOAM
  • DO NOT bundle newspapers with twine, string, or tape – place loose
  •  in the bucket
  • Bundle magazines with twine or string only
  • NO garbage should be mixed with recyclables
  • NO medical waste of any kind is acceptable
  • NO oil containers 

If you have any questions regarding collection, please contact the                        
City of Clinton Public Works Office at:  242-0261

  • If you have any questions regarding collection, please contact  Clinton County Solid Waste Agency at:  242-5320
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