ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

Metal Items: (must be clean, rinsed, & if possible flattened with lids inside)

  • Aluminum
  • Tin, steel, & aluminum cans
  • Metal jar lids
  • Coat hangers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Christmas tree lights
  • Pots & pans
  • Empty paint/aerosol cans

Cardboard/Paper Products: (must be clean, dry, & flattened to conserve space)

  • Newspapers, magazines, & catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard(staples OK, pizza boxes must be clean of food refuse)
  • Gray chipboard including cereal, cracker, & shoe boxes
  • Junk mail & envelopes
  • Paper bags
  • Mixed office paper
  • Phone, paperback, & hardcover books
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel & toilet tissue roll cores
  • Shredded paper strips

Plastic Products: (remove & discard all caps/lids, rings, & pumps from plastics, & flatten to conserve space)

  • Plastic with the #1 through #5 & #7 only
  • Milk & juice jugs
  • Pop & water bottles
  • Yogurt containers
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cooking oil containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Lotion bottles
  • Dish & liquid soap bottles
  • Bleach & detergent containers
  • Household cleaning containers

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

Metal products:

  • Pesticide & chemical containers
  • Syringes
  • Car parts & oil filters
  • Batteries

Cardboard/paper products:

  • Milk & juice paperboard cartons
  • Slick coated frozen food boxes
  • Greeting cards & gift wrap
  • Paper plates, cups, & napkins
  • Photographs
  • Disposable diapers
  • Cereal & cracker box liners
  • Crosscut paper

Plastic products:

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags & film wrap
  • Plastic with #6 symbol
  • Plastic without a recycling symbol
  • Oil & antifreeze containers
  • Medical supplies & “sharps”
  • Plastic shopping bags

Miscellaneous:

  • Televisions
  • Computers & electronic equipment
  • Tires
  • Glass