What Can Be Recycled
- Aluminum, including aluminum food and beverage cans, aluminum foil, and formed aluminum containers
- Clear and colored glass
- Corrugated cardboard (cut and flattened into sections three square feet or less)
- Empty aerosol cans
- Empty paint cans
- Juice boxes
- Metal food and beverage cans
- Mixed paper (magazines, junk mail, brown paper bags, greeting cards, catalogs, etc.)
- Plastics (PETE 1, HDPE 2, PVC 3, LDPE 4, PP 5, Other Number 7 bottles and containers, and 6- and 12-pack plastic beverage rings) - no plastic grocery bags
- Wet-strength cardboard (frozen food packaging, cardboard beverage carriers, etc.)
What Cannot Be Recycled
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
- Solvents and automotive chemical containers; catalogs more than two inches thick
- Styrofoam packages and packages
How to Prepare Recyclables for Collection
- For health and safety reasons, we ask that you rinse all materials before placing them out for recycling. It is not necessary to remove labels.
- Please load your materials so that they do not blow out of the container.
- Non-paper materials may be mixed together inside your recycling container. Try to place lightweight items on the bottom of the bin, with heavier items on top. Better yet, place lightweight paper items together in a brown grocery bag and lay it next to, or on top of, your recycling bin.
- It isn’t necessary to crush metal cans or plastic bottles, but residents may crush cans and plastic to save space.
- Plastic caps may be recycled, but should be removed from bottles or cans. Recycling trucks use low pressure compaction to allow more materials to fit in the truck, and the compaction is made more difficult if caps are affixed to bottles and cans.
- The best method of recycling packing peanuts is to find a local package delivery service that will reuse them. Many such stores are happy to accept these packing peanuts for reuse. Packing peanuts can create litter on windy days or when being loaded in the recycling truck. If residents wish to utilize the curbside program, they should secure the Styrofoam packing peanuts in a transparent plastic bag to allow the driver and material sorters to identify the material.
- There is no limit to the number of recycling bins you can have. Recycling service is unlimited and no stickers are required.