The following items are able to be recycled in your community. All items may be placed into your bin or cart without being sorted.
- Plastic Containers with Lids – examples include: all narrow-neck and wide-mouth plastic bottles and containers #1, #2, #4, #5 #6 (NO Styrofoam), #7.
- #2 Bulky Plastics – examples include: cat litter buckets, large plastic pails, and molded kid’s furniture.
- Newspaper, Magazines and Catalogs
- Junk Mail, Office Paper and Phonebooks
- Cardboard and Boxboard – examples include: pizza boxes, shipping boxes, and food boxes. Flatten as needed.
- Paper drink cartons – Empty, plastic-coated paper beverage cartons such as milk and juice cartons. Remove caps and straws. Do not flatten.
- Paper Cups– no foam or foam lined cups. Throw away stirrers, lids, and straws.
- Glass bottles and Jars – all colors are accepted and lids and labels are acceptable
- Household metals – examples include: empty cans, foil, pans and small scrap metal
Items NOT accepted in your curbside recycling container:
- Plastic bags
- Polystyrene Foam (Sytrofoam)
- Plastic and metal clothing and coat hangers
- Plastic cutlery and straws
- Facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towel, napkins
- Shredded paper
- Household trash
Preparation of your recycling
As technology improves, much less preparation of recyclables is necessary. Here are a few tips on how to make your recycling as easy as possible:
- Follow all recycling guidelines.
- Please rinse containers. We’re not looking for perfection; we just want to keep odors and pest problems at a minimum.
- Labels do not need to be removed.
- Keep caps on plastic bottles and containers.
- Place all recycling items loose into your bin/cart. Do NOT bag recyclables.
- Flatten cardboard or paperboard boxes, to allow for more space in your bin/cart.