Recycling Accepted And Not Accepted Materials

Listed below are materials accepted and not accepted in the recycling cart. Do not put your recyclables in plastic bags before placing them in the recycling cart and make sure to empty and rinse recyclables with liquids or food residue to prevent contaminating other recyclables.

Accepted

Paper
  • ad circulars
  • catalogs
  • carbonless paper
  • cardboard (flattened)
  • dry goods packaging (remove liner)
  • envelopes
  • file folders
  • gift wrap (non-metallic)
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • newspaper
  • office paper
  • paperback books
  • paper bags
  • paper milk and juice cartons 
  • paper towel / toilet paper cores
  • phone books
Plastics
  • bottles
  • bowls
  • cups
  • food trays and tubs
  • jars
  • lotion and shampoo bottles
  • meat trays
  • plastic bags (clean, empty, bundled inside another bag) 
  • Styrofoam® food containers (take-out trays and cups)
Glass
  • bottles - all colors (beverage bottles)
  • jars - all colors (jelly or condiment jar)
Metals
  • aluminum drink cans
  • aluminum baking tins
  • steel or tin food cans and lids
  • empty aerosol cans (remove nozzle and discard in trash)

Not Accepted

  • household trash
  • aluminum foil
  • appliances
  • auto glass
  • clothes
  • clothes hangers
  • computer cords
  • diapers
  • dead animals (dead animal pick-up)
  • garden hoses
  • hardcover books
  • light bulbs
  • toys
  • plastic containers with hazardous materials
  • shredded paper
  • Styrofoam® formed packing or "peanuts"
  • trash bags
  • waxed paper and waxed food containers
  • yard trimmings