Recyclable Items

Categories

ExamplesExclusions

Preparation

Aluminum Cans

Beer and soda cans, small cat and dog food cans

No aluminum foil

No baking or roasting pans

Rinse beverage cans and wash out pet can residue. Crush and place in a recycling bin
GlassGreen, brown and clear glass bottles or jarsNo other colors of glass accepted. No light bulbs, glasses, plates, window panesRemove caps and wash out any food residue. Place in a recycling bin.
PaperNearly any paper product: Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, stationery, envelopes, cereal boxesNo carbon paper, paper soiled with food or oil, non-paper materials (such as wax paper or plastic wrappings)Place in brown paper grocery bags. Newspapers may be stacked loosely in a bin or beside it. Protect from rain.

Plastics

 
  • PETE OR PET- used for  most clear beverage bottles
  • EDPE- Used for "cloudy" milk and water jugs, opaque food bottles
  • PVC or V- Used in some cling wraps, some "soft" bottles.
  • LDPE- used in food storage bags and some "soft" bottles.
  • PP- used in rigid containers, including some baby bottles and some cups and bowls.
  • PS- used in foam "clam-shell" type containers, meat and bakery trays, and in its rigid form- clear take out containers, some plastic cutlery, and cups.
  • Other- used in 5-gallon water bottles, some baby bottles, and some metal can linings.
Soda bottles, food trays, milk, and water jugs and colored detergent and other rigid plastic containers marked #2-#7 on the bottom.No bottle caps. No oil or other petroleum derivative containersRemove caps, rinse, crush and place in a recycling bin
Steel & Tin CansAny food tin or canNo container that has held fuel or hazardous materialWash out and place in a bin. Crush if possible.
CardboardAny corrugated cardboard cartons, brown or whiteCartons must be flattened (accepted at curbside if placed in small 2' by 2' bundle tied with string)Bring to cardboard dumpster at rear 3 Drinkwater Road