Recyclable Items

Use of Carts


Only place items that are designated as recyclable within the blue recycling cart. Carts will be monitored and unacceptable items will be left curbside, or your cart will be rejected for collection. Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to recycling.


Allowable Materials


Paper / Fiber Materials


Do Not Bag or Tie
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard and paperboard (i.e. empty cereal boxes, empty detergent boxes, empty tissue boxes)
  • Newspapers, flyers, inserts, junk mail
  • Magazines, catalogues, paperback books, hardcover books with covers and spine removed
  • Telephone books
  • Letter quality paper
  • Brown paper bags, tissue roll cores, gift and packing paper, paper egg cartons
  • Envelopes with or without windows
  • Copier paper, computer printouts, NCR (no carbon required) paper

Containers


Clean and Rinsed - Do Not Bag or Tie
  • Aluminum soft drink and beer cans
  • Household tin cans, please rinse
  • Milk cartons and jugs, please rinse and remove caps
  • Juice cartons, boxes and aseptic containers, please rinse
  • Plastic soft drink and water bottles, please remove caps
  • Place plastic grocery bags inside another bag and tie, includes clean plastic food wrap and clean plastic product wrap
  • Household plastic containers and bottles, must have the recycling arrows with a number #1 through #7 on the bottom. A container with the arrows but no number means the container is made from recycled materials, but may not be recyclable itself and cannot be accepted
  • Household glass; clear, green or brown, please rinse and remove lids.

Not Accepted


Paper / Fiber Materials


  • Waxed, plasticized or food contaminated paper, cardboard, cups or paper plates
  • Soiled tissues, napkins and paper towels
  • Confetti shredded paper
  • Heavily dyed or colored construction paper
  • Styrofoam or other foam packing materials
  • Household garbage, organics, hazardous or regulated waste
  • Items other than those listed in the Paper / Fiber section

Containers


  • Contaminated plastic food or product wrap
  • Hazardous chemical containers (e.g. motor oil containers)
  • Auto parts, batteries
  • Any scrap metals other than household tin and aluminum cans
  • Propane tanks, gasoline or any type of fuel containers
  • Wire or plastic clothes hangers
  • Clear plastic clam shell containers without the recycling arrows and number 1 through 7
  • Plastic toys or Tupperware
  • Plastic pipe
  • Outdoor lawn furniture
  • Items other than those listed in Containers section
  • No cups, dishes, ashtrays, window glass, mirrors, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs or crystal