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What To Recycle for Residents

Paper & Cardboard

Paper:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs
  • White and colored paper (including lined, copier, and computer paper; staples are acceptable)
  • Mail and envelopes (any color; window envelopes are acceptable)
  • Paper bags
  • Wrapping paper
  • Soft-cover books (such as paperbacks and comics; no spiral bindings), telephone books

Cardboard:

  • Cardboard egg cartons and trays
  • Smooth cardboard (such as food and shoes boxes, tubes, file folders, and cardboard from product packaging)
  • Pizza boxes; remove and discard soiled liner, and recycle plastic supporter in your blue bin
  • Paper cups (waxy lining is acceptable if the cups are empty and clean; plastic lids go in the blue bin)
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes, flattened and tied

Not Accepted:

  • Paper with heavy wax or plastic coating (such as candy wrappers, and take-out containers)
  • Soiled or soft paper
  • Hardcover books

Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons

Empty and rinse containers before recycling.

Metal:

  • Metal cans (including soup and pet food cans, empty aerosol cans, dried-out paint cans)
  • Aluminum foil wrap and trays
  • Metal caps and lids
  • Household metal (such as wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, knives, small appliances that are mostly metal, and certain vehicle license plates)
  • Bulk metal (such as large metal items like furniture, cabinets, and large appliances)

Glass:

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Plastic & rigid plastic:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and jars
  • Rigid plastic caps and lids
  • Rigid plastic food containers (such as yogurt, deli, or hummus containers; dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, " clamshell " containers, and other plastic take-out containers)
  • Rigid plastic non-food containers
  • Rigid plastic packaging (such as " blister-pack " and " clamshell " consumer packaging, acetate boxes)
  • Rigid plastic housewares (such as flower pots, mixing bowls, and plastic appliances)
  • Bulk rigid plastic (like crates, buckets, pails, furniture, large toys, and large appliances)

Cartons:

  • Food and beverage cartons (such as cartons for soy milk and soup)
  • Drink boxes
  • Aseptic packaging

Not Accepted: