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What You Can & Cannot Recycle

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What To Recycle In Your Recycling Bin
How To Recycle In Your Recycling Bin
What Not to Recycle in Your Recycling Bin

Glass Food & Beverage Containers

Description:
clear, green, brown bottles and jars

• rinse clean

• discard caps and corks

• no broken glass

• labels and neck rings stay on

• colors mixed together

• mix with cans, foil and plastics in bin

• light bulbs

• mirrors

• window plate glass

• white/opal glass

• pyrex

• pottery, ceramics

Metal Food & Beverage Containers

Description:
food or beverage cans only
(for people or pets), aluminum, tin, steel, or some combination

• rinse clean

• ends and labels may stay on

• cans mixed together

• mix with glass, foil and plastics in bin

• aerosol cans

• paint cans

• coat hangers

Aluminum Foil & Pie Plates

Description:
silver only

• rinse clean

• mix with cans, glass and plastics in bin

• fake foil

• colored foil

• waxed foil

Plastic Containers (Food or Detergent)

Description:
only containers stamped on the bottom with symbols

• rinse clean

• discard caps-labels may stay on

• flatten, if possible

• mix with other items in bin

• plastics bags

• plastic plant containers

Newspaper

Description:
including any inserts, magazines and catalogs

• must be clean

• place in brown paper grocery bags or tie with string

• lay bundle on top of other items in bin

• telephone books

Corrugated Cardboard

Description:
cross section of corrugated cardboard looks like a cushion

• flatten boxes

• bundle small pieces with string

• large pieces cannot exceed 2’x3’

• remove any styrofoam or other packing material

• staples do not need to be removed

• place next to bin at curb

• cereal, shoe, pizza boxes

• corrugated that is coated with plastic or wax

• egg carton

Mixed Paper

Description:
office/school paper, junk mail, newspaper inserts and non metallic wrapping paper

• place in a brown paper grocery bag along with your newspapers  

Flattened gray board boxes

Description:
cereal, cracker, cookie boxes, etc.

• remove waxed or foil interiors and cellophane

• place in a brown paper grocery bag along with your newspapers or bundled with corrugated cardboard

 

 

 
 


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