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Click on the panel below for detailed recycling guidelines for each material accepted

  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays and pie plates are all accepted for recycling
  • Remove as much food residue as possible

NO foil bags, such as potato chip bags

NO foid lids, such as off yogurt tubs

  • Flatten and cut to pieces no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet
  • Only broken down boxes inside the cart will be collected for recycling
  • Pizza boxes accepted, if not too greasy
NO wax coated cardboard

All food and beverage cartons

Examples of products commonly packaged in cartons include:

  •  Milk (dairy, soy and almond)
  • Juice
  • Cream
  • Egg white and egg substitute
  • Soup and broth
  • Protein drinks
  • Eggnog
  • Wine
  • Tofu
  • Smal juice boxes
  • Ice cream and frozen yogurt


  • Empty all food or liquid
  • Remove straws and caps
- NO juice pouches
- Do NOT flatten cartons

  • Food & beverage glass bottles and jars only
  • Remove lids
  • Large metal lids can be recycled, but still must be removed
- NO windows glass
- NO glass vases or drinking cups

  • Remove plastic bags and wrap
  • Discard non-paper inserts such as magnets or sample packets

  • Window envelopes are okay to recycle
  • Paperclips, stamps, staples, tape and sticky notes are okay
  • Limit Shredded Paper.  All shredded paper must be placed in a closed paper bag
Acceptable items include:
- Opened mail
- Wrapping paper and greeting cards (non-foiled coated)
- Postcards, index cards and file folders
- Loose leaf and legal pad paper
- Stationary, letterhead, copy and typing paper
- Paper envelopes (plastic windows okay)
- Brochures and glossy ads

- NO plastic wrappers

- NO tissue paper, ribbon or bows

- NO bubble envelopes or Tyvek® (polyethylene fiber) envelopes, such as some overnight mailing envelopes

  • Remove food wrappings and any food
  • Department store "non-glossy" type paper bags are okay, but remove rope handles
- NO plastic bags
- NO microwave popcorn bags

  • Flatten or cut into pieces no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet
  • Remove plastic bags, plastic film or wax paper bags

Acceptable items include:

- Boxes for cereal, tissues, beverages, food, soap, etc.
- Gift, shirt and shoe boxes
- Hanging file folders
- Paper egg cartons
- Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
- Frozen food boxes (but not the ones that have a waxy, white coating on the inside)
- NO foil coated paperboard
- NO paper cups

  • Remove bags, plastic wrap and magnets

Rigid plastic bottles, jugs, jars, tubs, cups and containers marked with the #1 through #7 in the recycling symbols.


Examples of acceptable items include:

  • Soda, water, shampoo, and soap bottles
  • Milk, laundry detergent, and cat litter jugs
  • Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter tubs
  • Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars
  • "To-go” or “take out” plastic drinking cups
  • Plastic trays like those used for microwave dinners
  • Clear "Clam-Shell” containers like those used to package strawberries, bakery goods and salads. On these containers, try to remove as much of the price sticker from the plastic as possible.
  • Plastic egg cartons and cookie divider shells
- NO plastic bags, plastic lids or caps
- NO Stryofoam, plastic shrink wrap
- NO plastic toys or plastic toothpaste type tubes
- NO "K-cups" or individual coffee creamers
- NO plastic marked as PLA, compostable or made from plant based materials
- NO plastic containers larger than 3 gallons in size

  • Aerosol cans must be empty
  • Labels are okay
  • Remove plastic caps unless they are part of the can
  • Spray nozzles are okay
- NO full or partially-full aerosol cans
- Do NOT puncture cans

Recycling Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags & Greeting Cards

  • Plain wrapping paper and greeting cards are accepted for recycling
  • Plain paper "non-glossy" gift bags are accepted for recycling 

- NO foil, glittery or sparkly papers or cards

- NO bows or ribbons

- NO plastic coated gift bags

- NO tissue paper

yes and no wrapping paper images


NOT Accepted for Recycling
  • NO Garbage
  • NO Plastic Bags
  • NO Styrofoam® of any kind
  • NO Foil "Yogurt" Lids
  • NO Microwave Popcorn Bags
  • NO Waxed Cardboard
  • NO Toys
  • NO Cassettes, DVD's, CD's or Plastic Cases
  • NO Garden Hoses or Plastic Tubes
  • NO Plastic Shrink Wrap
  • NO Plastic Tubes, such as toothpaste or hair gel tubes
  • NO Paper Cups or Plates
  • NO Paperback or hardcover books
  • NO Bubble Wrap or Envelopes with Bubble Wrap inside
  • NO Ceramics
  • NO Candy or Food Wrappers
  • NO Potato Chip Bags
  • NO Plastic containers marked as “Compostable” or “PLA”
  • NO Scrap Metal
  • NO Plastic Flower Pots
  • NO Glassware or Window Glass
  • NO Yard Waste

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