Acceptable Recycling Materials

Acceptable Recycling Materials

Below are some examples of materials you can recycle.



Plastic containers numbered 1-7 are accepted. Here are some examples of plastics that are okay to recycle:

  • Butter tubs
  • Condiment bottles (ketchup, mustard, etc.)
  • Liquid detergent and other cleaning supply bottles
  • Milk and orange juice plastic jugs (no paper cartons)
  • Peanut butter jars (rinse food out)
  • Shampoo bottles and liquid soap dispensers
  • Soda, water and juice bottles
  • Vitamin bottles
  • Yogurt containers


Make sure to flatten cardboard. No wax-lined cardboard is accepted, but it can be composted.


Please make sure any aerosol cans are completely empty. This includes containers such as shaving cream and hair spray cans. Labels are okay.

Brown Paper Bags

Brown paper bags are acceptable; plastic bags are not.

Chip or Paperboard

This includes items such as:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Food boxes for popcorn or microwaveable food boxes
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel and toilet paper tubes
  • Soda carrier boxes
  • Tissue holders


The entire newspaper is acceptable, including inserts and ads.

Office Paper & Bulk/Junk Mail

All types of office paper, bulk mail and junk mail are accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it. Don't worry about paper clips, staples or sticky notes. No Tyvek (polyethylene fiber) plastic / overnight mailing folders.

Magazines, Catalogs & Phone Books

Discard plastic bags around these items and items such as CDs and magnets. All other magazines, catalogs and phone books are acceptable..

Unacceptable Recycling Materials

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