Always put items in the container loose. Never in plastic garbage bags!
Newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail can all be recycled.
- Shredded paper is not allowed and should be thrown in your trash instead.
- Paper can’t be recycled if it’s mixed with other materials. Remove the bubble wrap or plastic windows before recycling padded packaging or security envelopes.
Cardboard (including wax coated cardboard) can be recycled as long as it isn’t contaminated by food, liquid or waste.
- Break down cardboard boxes. It makes them easier to process and leaves more room for other recyclables.
- Remove any styrofoam or packing peanuts and dispose of those materials in your trash.
Hard plastic containers (#1-7) like water bottles, milk jugs and detergent containers can all be recycled.
- Flexible plastics like grocery bags and bubble wrap can’t be recycled curbside.
- If you can poke your finger through the plastic, it doesn’t belong in your recycling.
Before recycling food and drink cans, remove labels, rinse, and let dry.
- Aluminum foil is not recyclable and should go in your trash.
- Some metal cans have an insulated coating that might not be recyclable. When in doubt, throw it out!