Recycling Accepted and Unaccepted Materials List

Recycling Overview

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 containing liquids or food residue. We recommend using a paper bag or cardboard box to place loose paper, in order to prevent from flying during collection.

 Acceptable Items

  • Plastic Items
    • Plastic Soda, Water and other Drink Bottles
      • Soda, water, juice and other beverages
      • Commonly marked: PET (1) , HDPE (2) PP (5), Other (7)
    • Plastic Food & Household Bottles/Jars
      • Screw top bottles/jars
      • Examples include: Food-Ketchup, peanut butter, mayonnaise, mustard; Household- laundry, detergent, shampoo, and cleaning products
      • Commonly marked PET (1), HDPE (2), LDPE (4), PP (5), Other (7)
    • Plastic Tubs & Lids
      • Tub containers and lids
      • Examples include: yogurt, margarine, ice cream tubs, coffee containers
      • Commonly marked: HDPE (2), LDPE (4), PP (5)
    • Plastic Produce, Deli & Bakery Containers, Cups, Trays
      • Clean take out containers
      • Examples include: deli, bakery, berries/produce containers, cookie trays, cake domes, party cups, clear egg cartons
      • Commonly marked: PET (1), PP (5), PS (6), Other (7)
    • Plastic Non-food Containers and Packaging
      • Containers and packaging for non-food items
      • Examples include small storage containers like Tupperware, CD/DVD cases, clear formed plastic packaging around products like toys or hardware (paper components should be removed)
      • Commonly marked: PET (1), HDPE (2), LDPE (4), PP (5), PS (6), Other (7)
  • Paper
    • Office Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Paperback books
    • Cardboard (flattened)
    • Paper bags
    • Phone books
    • Catalogs/Magazines
    • Junk Mail
    • Paper Milk and Juice Cartons
    • Envelopes
    • Dry Goods Packaging
    • Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Cores
  • Metals
    • Aluminum Drink Cans
    • Aluminum baking tins (free of food residue)
    • Steel or Tin Food Cans (Lids removed)

 

 Unaccepted Items

  •  Plastics
    • No Plastic Bags, Wrap & Film
      • Examples include: grocery/retail store carry out bags, newspaper, bread and produce bags, dry cleaning film, case overwrap around products, bubble wrap, air pillows, plastic only shipping envelopes
      • Commonly marked HDPE (2) and LDPE (4)
    • No Foam
      • Examples include: foam cups, plates, bowls, take out containers, egg cartons, foam blocks/shapes, foam peanuts
      • Marked PS (6)
    • No Plastic Bulky Items
      • Items as large or larger than a 5 gallon bucket
      • Examples include: drums, water jugs, crates, large storage bins, baskets, totes, plastic toys and lawn furniture.
      • Commonly marked PET (1), HDPE (2), LDPE (4), PP (5), PS (6), Other (7)
    • No Food Contaminated Containers
  • No Household Trash
  • No Food Waste
  • No Glass
  • No Construction Debris
  • No Yard Waste
  • Textiles
  • No Clothes Hangers (metal or plastic)
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Light Bulbs
  • No Diapers
  • No Electronics (including cords)
  • No Appliances
  • No Dead animals