Recycling

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Material

Examples

Accepted Materials

Materials Not Accepted

Glass Bottles & Jars
  • clear & colored food or beverage glass
  • wash clean
  • remove lids & recycle (if metal)
  • labels are OK
  • dishes
  • ceramics
  • light bulbs
  • mirrors
  • window panes
  • auto glass
  • other non-food or non-beverage glass
Paperboard
  • flatten
  • no plastic-coated paperboard that held liquid (e.g. milk cartons)
  • remove from plastic bags
  • milk or juice cartons
  • paper plates
Cardboard
  • flatten boxes
  • remove large staples & plastic wrap
  • tape & labels are OK
  • must be clean
  • DO NOT bundle or tie together
  • boxes with glued-in foam or plastic packing
  • boxes with heavy stapes
  • boxes with metal or plastic strapping
Newspaper & Phonebook
  • remove plastic strapping, rubber bands and plastic bags
  • remove plastic bags & rubber bands
Magazines & Catalogs
  • remove from plastic bags
  • bound books
  • magazines wrapped in plastic bags
Type 2 & 4 Plastic Shopping Bags
  • must be empty, clean & dry
  • must be stamped: 2 or 4
  • This is the only type of bag we are able to recycle.
  • Do not include any other type of bag that is not stamped with: 2 or 4
Mail & Office Paper
  • put shredded paper in a clear plastic bag
  • staples are OK
  • plastic windows in envelopes are OK
  • pet food bags
  • wrapping paper
  • tissue paper
  • tissue, napkins
  • paper towels
  • waxed paper
  • food-coated or wet paper
Type 1 thru 7 Plastics
  • must be stamped: 1 thru 7 located on or near the bottom of the plastic item
  • NO STYROFOAM
  • wash clean; labels are OK
  • throw away caps & lids
  • bottles containing auto fluids or hazardous materials
  • styrofoam or any type of foam (cups, plates, packing peanuts, packing materials, insulation)
  • plastic film and other non-rigid plastic (no garbage bags, zip bags, dry cleaner bags, etc.)
  • no bulky plastics (no pools or pool covers, no toys, no piping, no tarps or sheets of plastic)
Metal Cans & Foil
  • wash clean
  • labels are OK
  • aerosol cans must be empty – throw away cap & nozzle
  • bakeware, utensils, pots & pans
  • hanger
  • car parts
  • scrap metal
  • fencing
  • propane cylinders or any other compressed gas cylinder
  • foil backed paper, gum wrappers, foil wrapping paper
  • lawn furniture
  • siding, window/door frames or any construction material

 

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