Recycling Service

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What can you Recycle?

Here is a list of items that you can recycle. 

Mixed paper, newspapers with inserts, junk mail

Magazines, phone books

Paperboard (like cereal boxes)

Corrugated cardboard

Plastic bottles and containers (that have the number 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 in the triangular recycling symbol, usually on the bottom)

Aluminum cans, foil and pans (rinsed and food residue removed)

Steel cans and lids (rinsed)

Empty aerosol cans (NO paint cans)

Wide-mouth plastic containers and lids

Rigid plastic containers and small hard plastic toys

Milk and juice cartons and boxes

Cereal and food boxes

Spiral paper cans (with plastic lids detached)

Here is a list of items that are NOT accepted.

Any type of glass

Any type of wood waste

Any type of Clothing

Styrofoam cups, plates, or take out containers

Cardboard food containers WITH food residue

Plastic bags or plastic wrap

Batteries

Cookware, dishes, lightbulbs

Hardback books

Foil coated food containers or wax coated food containers

Hazardous wastes like motor oil, household cleaners, pesticides, paint cans

Any soiled waste (personal hygiene pads and tissues, baby diapers)

Any type of yard waste

Any type of electronics

Not accepted for recycling

Styrofoam cups, plates, or take-out containers.

Cardboard food containers WITH food residue

Plastic bags or plastic wrap

Batteries

Cookware, dishes, light bulbs

Hardback books, foil coated food containers or wax coated food containers

Hazardous wastes like motor oil, household cleaners, pesticides, paint cans

Any soiled waste (personal hygiene pads and tissues, baby diapers)

Any type of Yard Waste

No electronics

Not accepted for recycling

Styrofoam cups, plates, or take-out containers.

Cardboard food containers WITH food residue

Plastic bags or plastic wrap

Batteries

Cookware, dishes, light bulbs

Hardback books, foil coated food containers or wax coated food containers

Hazardous wastes like motor oil, household cleaners, pesticides, paint cans

Any soiled waste (personal hygiene pads and tissues, baby diapers)

Any type of Yard Waste

No electronics