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

  • image of accepted aluminum productsAluminum 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
graphic of a steel can for recycling

  • image of flattened cardboard boxesFlatten 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

image of food and beverage cartonsAll 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

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  • image of various glass bottlesFood & 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


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graphic of a glass bottle

  • image of newspapers and magazinesRemove plastic bags and wrap
  • Discard non-paper inserts such as magnets or sample packets

  • image of pile of junk mail and office paperWindow 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

  • image of various paper bagsRemove food wrappings and any food
  • Department store "non-glossy" type paper bags are okay, but remove rope handles

NO microwave popcorn bags

NO plastic bags


  • image of various paperboard boxesFlatten 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 paper cups

NO foil coated paperboard


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graphic of a paper cereal box

  • image of phone bookRemove bags, plastic wrap and magnets

image of various types of plastic bottles

image plastic trays and tubsRigid 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


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  • image of steel and aerosol metal cansAerosol 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


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graphic of steel can

NOT Accepted for Recycling (Contaminates)
  • 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

image of red circle "no plastic bags"


One Page Quick Print List

Download One Page List of Recyclables

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