recyling picWHAT CAN I RECYCLE?

Newspapers (including inserts), magazines, catalogs and junk mail—basically anything that tears

Cardboard and paperboard boxes including cereal boxes (WITHOUT LINERS) tissue boxes, paper towel/toilet paper cores, shoe boxes

Office paper including NCR and envelopes—anything that tears

Books including paperbacks, telephone books and textbooks (hardbacks remove the covers)

Brown paper bags & paper fiber egg cartons

Glass food & beverage containers such as jars and bottles –all colors (lids & caps do not need to be removed but food containers should be rinsed)

Ferrous and bimetal food and beverage containers (lids and caps do not need to be removed)

Non-metallic wrapping paper

Aluminum food and beverage containers, aluminum foil, pie pans and food containers

Plastic containers #1- 5 & 7 (caps and lids do not need to be removed—small residue acceptable) peanut butter/mayonnaise/margarine/butter tubs, prescription bottles, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese containers

Rigid plastics – milk/soda crates, plastic buckets w/metal handles, plastic laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, totes, coolers

Drinking cups/glasses, 5 gallon water bottles

Aerosol cans


Pizza boxes – contaminated with cheese/grease etc


Plastic dinnerware

Wax coated or styro PLASTIC#6 reinforced drink/coffee cups

Any material w/food debris

Batteries of any kind * watch for specific collection containers

Plastic bags of any kind—grocery or laundry bags can be returned to most stores for recycling (i.e. Giant)

Styrofoam of any kind—sometimes marked as recycle # 6 on carryout containers

Light bulbs of any kind

Mirrors, window or auto glass, porcelain, ceramics, glass cookware/bake ware, microwave oven trays

Drinking glasses, perfume/cologne bottles

Wood or Yard Waste

Coat Hangers, (wire) – these may be returned to most dry-cleaners for recycle/reuse

Household items such as toasters, cookware, bake ware, electronics, appliances, etc. * Look for Goodwill collection sites at the end of the year

Hazardous or toxic substances
Items containing or having debris and residue containing hazardous or toxic substances such as Paint cans with wet paint, motor oil containers, gasoline cans, glue, petroleum products etc.