Accepted & Non-accepted Items

Acceptable Materials

Please rinse all containers and flatten all cardboard to 30 inches square before recycling. All recyclables can go in the same recycling cart.

  • Smooth cardboard and corrugated cardboard
  • Newspapers, magazines and catalogs
  • White and colored paper
  • Mail and envelopes
  • Paper Bags
  • Soft cover books, telephone books
  • Shredded paper - in paper bags only, stapled closed
  • Plastic bottles, containers, jars and jugs #1 through #7 (yogurt cups, salad containers, etc.)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Milk and juice cartons, drink boxes
  • Clean aluminum foil wrap and trays
  • Metal cans - tin and aluminum
  • Staples, tape, glue and any paper that can tear are okay. 
  • Caps are okay

Unacceptable Materials

Recycling carts containing unacceptable materials will not be picked up or will be left curbside. Please place the following in the regular trash:

  • Food-contaminated containers (such as pizza boxes with oil or cheese residue)
  • Soft paper:
    • Napkins
    • Paper towels
    • Tissues
  • Waxed or plastic-coated paper:
    • Candy wrappers
    • Frozen food boxes
    • Oatmeal and hot cocoa packets
    • Take-out containers
  • Soiled paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags
  • Other types of glass:
    • Ceramics
    • Glassware
    • Incandescent light bulbs
    • Mirrors