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Recycling Guidelines

Acceptable Items

  • #1-#5 Plastics – butter tubs, laundry detergent bottles, milk jugs, pop and water bottles, yogurt containers (loose items only, rinsed, smashed with lids removed)
  • Aluminum and Metal – food and beverage containers, foil, pie tins (rinsed to remove food and liquids)
  • Cardboard – all cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, chipboard, packing boxes, paper bags (broken down/flattened)
  • Mixed Paper – books, computer paper, envelopes, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper

Unacceptable Items

  • Absorbent Paper (napkins, paper towels, tissues)
  • Diapers
  • Dog Food Bags
  • Ceramic Dishes
  • Colored Glass
  • Compact Fluorescent and Fluorescent Bulbs (Household Hazardous Materials)
  • Glass Dishes or Glasses
  • Light Bulbs
  • Paper Cups and Plates
  • Plastic with recycling triangle and #6-#7 plastic
  • Styrofoam
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Window Glass

Recycling Tips

Rinse all plastic, tin, aluminum containers to prevent odors, bugs, rodents and unsanitary conditions

Flatten all boxes and all plastic containers to help save space in the containers

Bag shredded paper to prevent blowing and litter

Ensure all other items are loose, not in plastic bags or bundles