Accepted Materials List

Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Jars

Crushed Bottles Lids

Specifications 

Plastic bottles have a neck smaller than the base. Leave the cap on! 


Do Not Include

  • Clear plastic boxes or clamshells
  • Plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics.
  • Styrofoam

Tubs, Cups & Buckets #2, #4 & #5

Tubs

Specifications

Tubs, cups and buckets and other rigid non bottle plastics #2, #4, #5 only. 

Do Not Include

  • Clear plastic boxes or clamshells
  • Plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics.
  • Styrofoam

Glass Bottles & Jars

Bottles

Specifications

Clear, brown, green and blue glass bottles and jars only.

Rinse clean. Lids and labels are okay

Do Not Include

  • Ceramics
  • Cookware
  • Dishes
  • Drinking glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex
  • Window glass

Metal Cans

Cans

Specifications

Aluminum and steel/tin food or beverage cans. Tuck metal lids inside cans and crimp the edge shut. Flatten what you can to save space.

Do Not Include

  • Car parts
  • Pans
  • Pots
  • Scrap metal

Aerosol Spray Cans

Spray Cans

Specifications

Must be completely empty. Do not puncture or flatten.

Do Not Include

Cans that are not empty

Aluminum Foil & Trays

Foils

Specifications

Rinse off food residue and crush what you can.

Do Not Include

Foil with food or grease on it.

Mixed Paper

Mixed Paper

Specifications

  • Any clean, dry paper that tears
  • Envelope windows and staples are okay
  • Junk mail
  • Manila folders
  • Office and school paper
  • Shredded paper is okay if it is in a paper bag, stapled shut, and labeled "shredded paper."

Do Not Include

  • Tissue or paper towels. 
  • Wax coated or laminated paper.
  • Credit cards and other plastic items from junk mail.

Single Layer Cardboard

Single Layer Cardboard

Specifications

  • Cereal boxes
  • Cracker boxes
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Tissue boxes

Do Not Include

  • Tissue or paper towels. 
  • Wax coated or laminated paper.
  • Any plastic or foil bags or lining

Drink cartons

Cartons

Specifications

Flat-topped, aseptic, and gable topped boxes.  Plastic spouts are okay. Rinse clean and flatten.

Do Not Include

  • Foil drink pouches
  • Straws

Newspaper

Newspapers

Specifications

Newspaper and associated inserts.

Do Not Include

Remove plastic bags or rubber bands before recycling.

Magazines

Magazines

Specifications

24-hour recycling drop-off sites have Magazine Racks to share magazines in good condition.

Do Not Include

Plastic overwrap

Phone books

Phonebook

Specifications

Phone books and other paperback books. Clean and dry.

Do Not Include

Remove from plastic bags before recycling.  No hardcover books.