Acceptable Materials for Recycling Collection

Updated: June 9, 2023

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Please place the following items in your recycling cart.

  • Plastic (#1, #2, and #5) – bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars
  • Metal – all cans
  • Glass – bottles and jars
  • Paper – paper, cartons, and cardboard

Tips for Success: Empty and rinse your plastic botles, tubs, jugs, jars, metal cans, glass bottles and jars. Flatten any cardboard boxes. Place items loose in container, NO BAGS.

What can’t I recycle?

  • Aerosol cans
  • All batteries (car, lithium, etc.)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Chemical containers
  • Clothing or textiles*
  • Diapers
  • Disposable cups (plastic and coffee)
  • Electronic waste (TVs and computers)**
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Medical waste
  • Monitors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastics (#3, #4, #6 and #7 plastic items are not recyclable)
  • Plastic bags/wrap*
  • Scrap metal/wood**
  • Shredded paper**
  • Styrofoam/peanuts
  • Tanglers (cards, hoses, wires, etc.)
  • Tires**
  • Toys
  • Window glass and mirrors
  • Yard waste

* Take clean and dry plastic bags and wrap back to the grocery store.

** These items may be accepted at a convenience center or other facility in your area that will recycle them.