Recyclable Materials
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To prepare your items to be recycled, please rinse out containers to remove as much of the food residue as possible.  No need to discard plastic lids and caps on plastic bottles, but do discard pumps on bottles. In addition, please make sure there are NO PLASTIC BAGS mixed in your recyclables.  Below are some details:

Plastics

Only recycle plastic bottles and tubs.  Please do not add clam shell containers or #7 PLA compostable plastics. No need to remove the screw tops on the bottles. In addition we accept the larger what are known as “mixed rigid plastics.” These are the larger toys and buckets.

  • NO plastic bags 

  • NO plastic syringes

Chip or Paperboard

This type of material includes items such as - cereal boxes, soda carrier boxes, tissue holders, other food boxes such as popcorn or microwave food boxes (not the cooking sleeves).

  • NO soiled pizza boxes

Bulk or Junk Mail

This material is okay as well. Do not worry about any stamps or staples or sticky notes in this material, either. Remember, if you can tear it, we can take it.

  • NO TYVEK (polyethylene fiber) plastic, over-night mailing folders.

Aluminum or Tin

Please make sure any aerosol cans are totally empty. This would include containers such as shaving cream and hairspray cans. Labels are okay.

  • NO other metal or steel items

  • NO scrap metal

Newspaper

We accept the entire newspaper, including the inserts and ads.  

Magazines/Catalogs

Please discard plastic bags around these items and items such as CDs and magnets. Everything else is okay.

Cardboard

Make sure to flatten cardboard. No wax-lined cardboard is accepted in the recycling mix. Wax-lined cardboard can be composted in a different service. 

Office Paper

All types of office paper are accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it. All colors are fine as well. Don’t worry about paperclips, staples, tape, and sticky notes. These are
all okay in the mix.

  • NO shredded paper

Brown Paper Bags

These are fine.  Provided they are not soggy and/or soiled.

What We CANNOT Accept
  • HAZARDOUS OR BIO-HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS SUCH AS NEEDLES AND SYRINGES

  • HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS OR LIQUIDS AND CONTAINERS FOR THOSE LIQUIDS SUCH AS USED MOTOR OIL PLASTIC BOTTLES OR PESTICIDE PLASTIC BOTTLES (OR ANY PLASTIC CONTAINERS MARKED "PLA")

  • USED PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS

  • ANY CERAMICS OR PYREX CONTAINERS

  • NO WINDSHIELD GLASS OR WINDOW GLASS

  • NO BATTERIES OR LIGHT BULBS