What Should Be Recycled?

Recyclable Items

  • Glass : Clear, green or brown bottles and jars (food and drink only) can be collected. Remove all caps and rings. Please rinse before placing in container.
  • Paper : Materials that are collected include newspaper, magazines, advertising inserts, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, waxed paper, paper bags, phone books, paper egg cartons, paper grocery bags, office and school papers and wrapping paper.
  • Cardboard and Corrugated Paper : Cardboard boxes and items such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, gift boxes, milk or juice cartons will be collected.
  • Aluminum Cans and Foil : Rinse cans and place in container. Labels do not need to be removed. Foil must be clean.
  • Steel & Bi-Metallic Cans : Any food container such as coffee cans or soup cans. Tin and steel aerosol cans. 
  • Plastics #1. PET : Soft drink bottles and peanut butter jars are collected. Lids and caps must be removed and bottles rinsed.
  • Plastics #2 HDPE  (clear and colored) : Clear plastic items such as milk or juice jugs are collected. Colored plastic bottles include laundry and dish detergents, bleach bottles, and fabric softener bottles. Please rinse first.
  • Plastics #3 PVC : Mineral water bottles, salad and vegetable oil bottles, floor polishes and mouthwash containers are collected. Please rinse first.
  • Plastics #5 PP (polypropylene) : This type of plastic is found in yogurt containers, syrup bottles, ketchup bottles and medicine bottles.
  • Plastics #6 PS (polystyrene) :  egg cartons.
  • Plastics #7 or "O" MIXED : Three and five gallon water bottles.
  • ***PLEASE NOTE*** Plastics #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) : LDPE is


    recycled through curbside programs
    . Bread bags, food wrapping and shopping bags are some examples of this type of plastic. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.

                                                      WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!