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Solid Waste & Recycling

Residential Recycling

Residential Recycling

  1. Know what to recycle
  2. Empty, Clean, & Dry
  3. Don’t bag it

Approved Recyclable Materials:

Acceptable Metal Food & Beverage Containers:
  • Aluminum cans & long-neck cans
  • Clean & empty pet food cans
  • Food cans (tin cans)
  • Aluminum pie plates
  • Aluminum food trays
All containers should be clean, empty & dry. 
Unacceptable Metal Food & Beverage Containers:
  • No aluminum foil soiled with food
  • Bi loose pop tabs or bottle caps
  • No razor blades, needles, or sharps
No other type pf metal should be included in your recycling.

Why?  Recycling is sorted by people and machines.  Metal items like tools, scrap metal & utensils could cause serious injury to these workers.  Please take these types of items to your local scrap metal recycling business.

Acceptable flattened cardboard:
  • Paperboard like cereal boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, etc.
  • Flattened cardboard boxes
  • Rolls from paper towel & toiler paper
Unacceptable cardboard:
  • No greasy pizza boxes
  • No wet or soiled materials

No used paper plates and to-go cups

Acceptable types glass bottles & jars:
  • Brown, clear, or green bottles or jars
  • Wine glasses
All recycled glass should be clean, empty & dry. 
Unacceptable types of glass:
  • No glass broken into small pieces
  • No pyrex or heat-resistant glass
  • No ceramic

Acceptable recyclable paper:
  • Office paper of any color (without staples & paperclips)
  • Newspaper, magazines & catalogs
  • Paperback books
  • Mail, including envelopes
Tip: If you can tear it, you can recycle it 
Unacceptable paper:
  • Paper containers with food stuck to it
  • Mylar paper (shiny paper life giftbags)
  • Greeting cards with glue or glitter
  • Tissue paper, napkins, toilet paper, & paper towels
  • Shredded paper
Why can’t I recycle shredded paper? 

Paper smaller than the size of a credit card has the potential to cause jams in the recycling machines and cannot be sorted accurately.

Acceptable recyclable plastic containers:
  • Beverage bottles (water, soda, juice)
  • Food containers (yogurt, cups, dairy tubs, deli food & soup containers)  throw away the lids 
  • Soap bottles (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, dish soap, non-flammable cleaners, & laundry detergent) Lids can be replaced or disposed
  • Most plastic containers found in the kitchen & bathroom

All plastics should be clean, dry & empty!

Unacceptable plastics:
  • No plastic bags!  Check with your local grocery store for alternative recycling options
  • No plastic wrapping from food or packaging
  • No bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or form packaging
Why can’t I recycle my plastic bags and other plastic wraps?

These materials can easily becoming tangled around recycling equipment, ultimately affecting workers and damaging machines.

Recycling Collection Guidelines
  1. Place all items clean, cry, and un-bagged items in the provided container.
  2. Place container(s) curbside or roadside by 7:00 AM on your collection day.  Do not place container(s) on sidewalks, streets, storm drains or on neighboring property.
  3. Keep containers at least three feet away from other containers, mailboxes, fire hydrants, low-hanging trees/shrubs, and utility poles.
  4. Do not load your container with hot ashes or coals, non-recyclable items, yard waste, household hazardous waste, medical waste, paint, or electronics.

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