Residential Recycling Program
Bates Trucking provides curbside recycling collection for the City of Seat Pleasant residents and citizens. Recycling is your opportunity to keep Seat Pleasant a clean and healthy place to live. It is easy, saves energy and is good for the environment. By placing your recycling bin at the curb once a week on Thursday alongside your regular trash, you can help reduce the amount of trash that is disposed of at the landfill.

Blue Recycling Bins
Blue Recycling bins can be obtained from the Public Works department located at the rear of City Hall, 6301 Addison Road.

Acceptable Items
  • Food and beverage containers
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Aluminum, bimetal, ferrous, and steel food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Coat hangers
Mixed Paper/corrugated Cardboard
  • All paper
  • Aseptic/gable-top milk and juice cartons
  • Catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard (boxes)
  • Frozen food packaging
  • Hard- and soft- covered books
  • Kraft paper bags and wrapping paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Paper board (cereal and cracker boxes)
  • Telephone books
  • Bagged grocery bags, shrink wrap, and stretch-film (Insert all bags within one bag; no loose single bags)
  • Drinking cups/glasses
  • Flower pots
  • Narrow-neck containers with code identification numbers 1 through 7
  • Wide-mouth containers such as peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and whipped topping; margarine/butter tubs; and
  • Prescription bottles
  • Coat hangers
Remember to rinse all food and beverage containers and to recap or place the lids in the recycling cart/bin.

Unacceptable Items
  • Auto parts
  • Broken glass
  • Dishes;
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Packing foam and peanuts
  • Plastic utensils
  • Windowpanes