TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-Aluminum, cardboard and tin will be the only materials Twin Falls residents can recycle come this fall.

The city announced the new rules this week after the Twin Falls City Council voted to keep the recycling program, but changed what items people could throw in the orange bins.

The city has developed an acronym to help people remember what can be recycled, ACT for aluminum, cardboard and tin. Come October collectors will no longer be accepting paper and plastic materials to recycle, they'll need to thrown in the blue trash cans.

Even though the new rules don't go into effect until October the city has asked citizens to begin following the new rules. Rising costs and low demand for some recyclable material ultimately lead to the pulled back program.

Aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard and tin cans will need to clean of all food and other contamination before they are thrown into bins and picked up. In the next few weeks the city says it will do the following to education citizens about the changes to the recycling program:

  • All city utility customers will receive updated information on recycling in their utility bills
  • PSI Environmental will label all recycle bins to show ACT materials that will be recycled
  • The city will provide information about locations where residents can take recyclable materials, which are not accepted through the curbside collection program
  • The city will advertise currently accepted materials on local and streaming media
  • Updated information will be posted to the city website at
  • The city is partnering with the Twin Falls High School Environmental Club and the College of Southern Idaho’s Sustainability Council to help get the word out

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