In order to maintain the most efficient processing facility AND keep recycling programs available, it is important for our customers to know what is acceptable and what is NOT.
One example of what is NOT acceptable would be ANY metal other than Aluminum and Tin cans. We DO NOT accept steel items such as a horseshoe, fencing, or other steel items.
Here is a complete list of acceptable items that can be mixed
* Newspaper (including inserts) * Corrugated Cardboard (FLATTENED) * Office Paper
* Mixed Paper * Chipboard (Cereal and Tissue Boxes) * Brown Paper Bags
* Aluminum (do not crush) * Tin Cans No other steel * Plastic Milk Jugs
* Empty Aerosol Cans * Detergent Bottles (Tide) * Bulk or Junk Mail
* Aseptic Packaging (Milk and Orange Juice Cartons)
* Mixed Rigid Plastics (large lawn furniture or large childrens play toys, waste or laundry basket)
* Plastic (#1 – #7) Plastic Bottles or Tubs NO PLASTICS MARKED PLA
* StyrofoamTM IS accepted
Here are some more helpful hints when deciding whether you can recycle the item:
Plastic — Only recycle plastic bottles and tubs. This is typically a #1 through #7 plastic and only
pertains to the bottles and tubs. Please do not add clamshell containers or #7 PLA compostable
plastics. No need to remove the screw tops on the bottles. In addition we accept the larger what
are known as mixed rigid plastics. These are the larger toys and buckets.
Here are some examples of plastics that are okay to recycle:
Soda, water, and juice bottles
Liquid detergent and other cleaning supply bottles
Condiment bottles (ketchup, mustard, etc)
Milk jugs and orange juice jugs
Shampoo bottles and liquid soap dispensers
Peanut butter jars (please rinse out)
Butter and Yogurt tubs
Large toys (no metal or wheels)
Plastic Lawn furniture
Plastic buckets (with metal handles removed)
Plastic Items NOT accepted:
NO PLASTIC BAGS
NO clamshell or to go plastic containers
NO plastic plates, forks, spoons or knives
NO #7 PLA compostable containers
NO six pack holders
NO plastic syringes (NEEDLES)
Aluminum or Tin Cans ONLY
Please make sure any aerosol cans are totally empty. This would include containers such as shaving cream and hairspray cans
Labels are okay.
NO OTHER STEEL ITEMS.
Here are some examples of papers that are okay to recycle:
Cardboard Make sure to flatten cardboard
Brown paper bags NO PLASTIC BAGS.
Chip or Paperboard This type of material includes items such as:
Soda carrier boxes
Other food boxes such as popcorn or microwave food boxes (not the cooking sleeves)
Newspaper We accept the entire newspaper including the inserts and ads
Office Paper All types of office paper are accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it. All
colors are fine as well. Dont worry about paperclips, staples, tape, and sticky notes. These are
all okay in the mix.
Bulk or Junk Mail This material is okay as well. Do not worry about any stamps or staples or
sticky notes in this material, either. Remember, if you can tear it, we can take it
Plastic Items NOT accepted:
No wax-lined cardboard is accepted in the recycling mix. Wax-lined cardboard can be composted in a different service
NO TYVEK (polyethylene fiber) plastic, over-night mailing folders
NO SHREDDED PAPER
NO USED PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY HAZARDOUS OR BIO-HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS SUCH AS NEEDLES AND SYRINGES (NO!) AS WELL AS USED MOTOR OIL PLASTIC BOTTLES or PESTICIDE PLASTIC BOTTLES.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY CERAMICS OR PYREX CONTAINERS ALONG WITH NO
WINDSHIELD GLASS OR WINDOW GLASS