Blowing garbage is an issue on a windy day like Monday

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Because of weeks of extremely windy conditions, the City of Cheyenne Solid Waste Department is asking Cheyenne residents to bag their recyclable materials to help prevent those items from blowing away and creating a littering problem and an eyesore in area neighborhoods.

“In the past, we have asked residents to throw their recyclable material loosely into their recycling container,” said Dennis Pino, solid waste director for the City of Cheyenne. “However, January through April tends to be our windiest months and to help prevent a littering problem around our community we are asking residents to bag – either a 15-30 gallon plastic bag or a large paper bag – their recyclable material and put them in the appropriate container through April.”

Sanitation officials are also asking residents on those extremely windy days to refrain from placing their recycling container out to be emptied and wait until their next regularly scheduled pickup day if their recycling container is not full.

Cheyenne residents serviced by the City’s single-stream recycling program can also drop off their recyclable material at the City’s Transfer Station, 220 N. College Drive at no charge.
Residents will be allowed to bag their recycling material through April 30, 2014.

If you have questions about the City’s recycling program, go to or call 637-6440.

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