How to prepare your recycling
- Empty and rinse out any containers.
- Flatten all boxes.
- Place recycling loose into your cart. Empty recycling out of paper bags (paper bag may be placed in the recycling cart) and plastic bags (plastic bags must be placed in the trash) to allow for effective sorting at the recycling facility.
- Set your cart out by 6 a.m. on your collection day.
- Place extra recycling that does not fit in your cart in a cardboard box or paper bag next to your cart. Extra cardboard should be flattened, bundled and tied with string or twine. Bundles must be less than 3' x 3' and less than 40 pounds. Call to request an additional recycling cart at no charge.
Materials accepted for recycling
- Mail, office and school papers
- Magazines, newspaper and inserts
- Phone books
- Shredded paper in closed paper bags
- Cereal, cracker, shoe and gift boxes
- Refrigerated food and beverage boxes
- Toothpaste, medication and other toiletry boxes
Plastics - keep caps on
Bottles and jugs:
- Water, soda and juice boxes
- Milk and juice jugs
- Ketchup and salad dressing bottles
- Dishwashing and laundry soap bottles and jugs
- Shampoo, soap and lotion bottles
Cups and containers:
- Yogurt, pudding and fruit cups
- Margarine, cottage cheese and other tubs and lids
- Produce, deli and takeout containers
- Food and beverage bottles and jars
- Food and beverage cans
- Aluminum foil and trays
- Decorative tins and pie tins
- Milk cartons
- Juice boxes
- Soup, broth and wine cartons
- Chips, nuts and other snacks
- Frozen juices and refrigerated dough
- Powdered juice mixes
- Powdered cleaners
Batteries - place in bag on top of cart - not in your cart
- Single use and rechargeable batteries
- Put in clear plastic bag and place on top of your recycling cart.
- Tape the positive (+) terminal of lithium and lithium-ion batteries to prevent fires.
Do not place the following items in your recycling cart:
- Plastic bags (no recycling in bags or loose plastic bags, bubble wrap or film)
- Cords, electronics or appliances
- Paper or foam cups, plates clamshells, ice cream cartons
- Straws, napkins or paper towels
- Durable goods (storage bins, toys, sports gear, furniture, building materials, hoses, garden edging, brooms, shovels, ceramics, glassware, mirrors, picture frames, other housewares or décor)
- Scrap metal (pots and pans, pipes, poles, toasters, chairs, scooters)
- Clothes hangers (metal, plastic or wood)
- Paint, bulbs or containers that held hazardous waste
- Textiles (clothes, shoes, linens, blankets or curtains)
- # 6 plastic (rigid or foam)
- Black plasti
For more detailed information on paper and container recycling, visit the following pages:
Last updated Jan 17, 2019