Acceptable Recyclables

PAPER

  • Cardboard/all boxes
  • Newspaper & inserts, junk mail
  • Books
  • Magazines, catalogs, phone books
  • Paper bags
  • Office paper, window envelopes
  • Paper plates (clean), pizza boxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Milk, juice cartons, drink boxes, aseptic containers
  • Gift boxes, cereal boxes
  • Shredded paper (put in clear bag)

PLASTIC
  • All empty rigid containers marked #1-#7, except Styrofoam
  • Water bottles
  • Detergent bottles
  • Milk juice

METAL
  • Tin cans
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans/foil
  • Pots & pans

GLASS
  • Empty bottles & jars (clean, all colors)

***All containers must be empty. They do not have to be completely clean, but empty and without substantial food residual. 

Unacceptable Recyclables

  • NO PLASTIC BAGS!
  • NO FOOD WASTE!
  • NO BAGGED RECYCLING! (The only exception
  • to this rule is shredded paper in a clear plastic
  • bag).
  • NO ITEMS LARGER THAN A 5 GALLON BUCKET
  • Trash Bags, Pellet bags, bread bags, animal food
  • bags, frozen vegetable bags, newspaper bags,
  • snack bags, chip bags, sandwhich bags, NO BAGS (except paper)
  • Food waste and liquid in containers
  • Plants, dirt, any putricibles
  • Plastic wrap or film
  • Wood/Lumber
  • Large metal parts
  • Pipes (plastic or metal)
  • Hoses, garden hoses
  • Rope, string, chains
  • Clothing, shoes, bedding, pillows
  • Light bulbs (any type; return CFLS to store)
  • Batteries
  • Needles, sharps, knives and blades
  • Napkins, paper towels
  • Bubble wrap, styrofoam, tyvek envelopes
  • Wax-coated paper or boxes (poly coated ok)
  • Tyvek, Vinyl siding
  • Window glass
  • Toys
  • Diapers, kitty litter
  • Propane, helium or other gas cylinders

KEEP IT LOOSE! DO NOT BAG YOUR RECYCLING. BAGGED RECYCLING WILL NOT BE RECYCLED!

Single stream is leading-edge technology that eliminates the need to separate recyclables by category for collection. The benefits of single stream are increased participation in recycling which means less waste in our waste streams. National statistics show that single-sort recycling systems result in more recycling.

Why? Because it’s so much easier for residents, there is no sorting and requires less time.
Instead of separating recyclables by type, simply combine all glass, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastics #1-7 into one recycling container.