Paper, Nos. 3-7 plastics no longer accepted recyclables
Those items are being excluded from the recycling stream because they are not profitable commodities. The acceptable recycling materials are:
- Flattened corrugated cardboard.
- Boxboard, cereal and frozen food boxes.
- No. 1 and 2 plastics. No. 1 plastics include soda and water bottles, mouthwash bottles, peanut butter containers, salad dressing and vegetable oil containers. The latter three should be cleaned before recycling. No. 2 plastics include milk jugs, juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; and shampoo bottles.
- Steel, tin and aluminum cans.
- Empty aerosol cans.
Customers will continue to receive curbside recycling pickup every other week, alternating with bulk pickup on their collection day. There will be no change in the rates customers pay.
“We are pleased to be able to continue to offer this service to our citizens, which contributes to both the preservation of natural resources and the extension of our landfill’s lifespan,” City Manager Daniel Valenzuela said.
Customers who use their recycling bins as a second garbage can are subject to have the green containers removed. A second garbage bin is available for an additional monthly cost.
The Operations Department is responsible for providing effective transportation and an efficient infrastructure for anyone who lives or works in San Angelo. The Operations Department accomplishes this task by working cooperatively with citizens and businesses to provide vital services to the City of San Angelo. The department is comprised of the following divisions:
Fleet Services (formerly known as Vehicle Maintenance) keeps the City of San Angelo moving by providing expert analysis and repairs of City-owned vehicles and equipment. The efforts of our 17-member staff are directed at servicing light- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment, new vehicle make ready, accessory rig-up service, parts supply, licensing and registration, fuel services, vehicle and equipment purchasing, and auction hosting (sales).
Lake Operations is responsible for the maintenance on and around Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes Reservoir. This includes: repair and upkeep of City-owned boat docks and ramps, watering and mowing of park facilities, removal of dead or diseased trees and planting of new trees, repair and/or replacement of bouys, emptying more than 200 trash cans on a regular basis, and brush abatement.
The Stormwater Division improves the quality of stormwater runoff through effective maintenance of drainage features, street sweeping, right-of-way maintenance and mowing, and approved methods of herbicide applications. It is also responsible for new construction of drainage structures.
Street & Bridge
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The Street & Bridge Division is responsible for maintaining all roadways, alleys and pertinent structures related to both. It also performs a wide variety of other tasks, including but not limited to herbiciding and mosquito spraying, picking up illegal dumping, and setting barrels out for flooding and street closure permits.
The Traffic Division is responsible for traffic signal timing improvements, signal head and LED replacements, the repair and replacement of signal control equipment (including traffic detection systems, controllers, cabinets, visors, louvers, etc.), warning flashers at schools, outdoor warning sirens and the installation of traffic signals at warranted locations.
The street lighting throughout San Angelo is maintained by AEP. To report a street light outage on a city street, call the Operations office at 325-657-4206. Please have the number from the light pole available. (Street lights in alleys are not maintained by the City.)