- Know what to recycle
- Empty, Clean, & Dry
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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!
- 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
These materials can easily becoming tangled around recycling equipment, ultimately affecting workers and damaging machines.
Recycling Collection Guidelines
- Place all items clean, cry, and un-bagged items in the provided container.
- 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.
- Keep containers at least three feet away from other containers, mailboxes, fire hydrants, low-hanging trees/shrubs, and utility poles.
- Do not load your container with hot ashes or coals, non-recyclable items, yard waste, household hazardous waste, medical waste, paint, or electronics.