What items the Drop-Off Sites accept, and how to prepare the items for recycling.
Paper Products, Cardboard, Boxboard
Typically any paper products you can tear with your hands NOT contaminated with food. Examples include newspaper, magazines, school and office paper, envelopes, inserts, cereal boxes, and paper packaging.
Flatten boxes remove all plastic liners and windows from boxes.
Beverage Cans and Metal Cans:
Steel, tin and aluminum cans are acceptable.
Rinse the cans. Labels and lids do not need to be removed.
Glass bottles and Jars:
Green, brown and clear glasses are accepted for recycling.
Rinse the containers. No mirror, window glass, or drinking glasses, vases, ceramics, or bake ware.
All number 1 through number 7 plastics are accepted at the Drop-Off locations. Numbers within the recycling symbol (Resin ID Codes) let consumers know just what the plastic is. Resin ID codes are not intended to provide guidance on the safe or appropriate use of any plastic item and should not be used for this purpose.
- (1) PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate) Includes beverage bottles (like 2-liter drink bottles).
- (2) HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Includes milk jugs, detergent bottles and bleach bottles.
- (3) V (Vinyl) Includes cooking oil bottles, packaging around meats.
- (4) LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) Includes grocery store produce bags, bread bags, food wrap, and mustard squeeze bottles.
- (5) PP (Polypropylene) Includes yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, syrup bottles, and margarine tubs.
- (6) PS (Polystyrene) Plastic foam (Styrofoam-TM) Includes hot beverage cups, fast food clamshell containers, egg cartons, and meat trays. Look for the recycling symbol on the bottom of your plastic items.
- The number "7" is used to represent a group of other plastics or combinations of plastics.