Acceptable Recyclables & Non-Acceptable Items


Residential Mixed Paper

Any paper that is written upon, read from, or used for packaging including:

  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard
  • Junk mail
  • Ledgers, file folders or computer paper
  • Magazines, catalogs, phone directories
  • Paperback & hardcover books (please limit to 20 lbs. per setout)

Food & Beverage Containers

  • Aluminum cans and foil (clean)
  • Steel cans
  • Aerosol cans (empty), except paint cans!
  • Glass bottles & jars, all colors accepted
  • Six-pack ring carriers
  • Beverage cartons
  • Plastic shopping bags (grocery and retail only; must have a #2 or #4 on bag); Bags must be clean, dry and bundled separately from other recyclables into one retail bag (no garbage bags accepted)

Plastic containers - any color plastic food or beverage container, except Styrofoam!

These plastic resin code numbers are accepted:

  • 1 PETE (Polyethylene, Terephthalate): Soft drink & water bottles or food containers
  • 2 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene): Milk jugs, detergent bottles, shopping bags (bundled)
  • 3 V (Polyvinyl Chloride): Health & beauty aide products, cooking oil bottles and household cleaners
  • 4 LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene): Margarine tubs & lids, frozen dessert cups, six-pack rings, shopping bags (bundled)
  • 5 PP (Polypropylene): Yogurt cups, syrup bottles, deli trays, plant pots and caps/lids. Plant pots must be rinsed free of dirt.
  • 6 PS (Polystyrene): Rigid #6 plastics only, such as to-go coffee lids, bakery containers; No Styrofoam
  • 7 OTHER (Other resins): Microwaveable containers and narrow-neck bottles

Please take a moment to:

  • Rinse all containers
  • Caps/lids can be recycled, may be left on bottle or container once rinsed
  • Remove food box liners or plastic film
  • Flatten all boxes
  • Cut large cardboard to less than 2' x 3'
  • Keep paper fibers dry
  • Keep materials loose in the U-Cart (please don't bag recyclables in garbage bags)

Unacceptable Materials

  • No garbage bags - keep materials loose in U-Cart
  • No food waste/organics
  • No plastic film - Such as Ziploc bags, bread bags, newspaper sleeves, wrappers (chip bags, candy, fast food, etc)
  • No Styrofoam (foam) products - Such as egg cartons, deli or meat trays, packaging "peanuts"
  • No scrap metal or wood
  • No single-use paper products (paper towel, tissue paper, cups/plates)
  • No food packaging materials
  • No plastic cutlery
  • No food-soiled boxes
  • No hazardous waste (i.e. motor oil, pesticide containers, paint, batteries, etc)
  • No toys
  • No ceramics/mirrors
  • No gift wrap/ribbon/bows
  • No landscape waste
  • No textiles/shoes
  • No medical waste
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Created on: Monday, May 4, 2009 - 16:19
- Author - CourtneyR
- Contributors: CourtneyR