“No” List     Do NOT place these items in the recycling polycart:    

  • Any item smaller than 2 inches, including lids and caps
  • Plastic bags/plastic sheeting (grocery sacks, cereal and cake box liners, food storage bags, plastic newspaper sleeves)
  • Unnumbered plastics (film canisters, vitamin and prescription bottles, disposable dishware, utensils, 6 pk rings)
  • Styrofoam ™ and polystyrene (packing, peanuts, egg cartons, meat trays)
  • Glass and ceramic cookware and dishes (Pyrex®, drinking glasses, crystal)
    • Porcelain
    • mirrors and mirrored glass
    • window glass and auto glass
    • lightbulbs of any type
  • Wax or plastic-coated cardboard or paper products; (frozen food containers, frozen juice containers, straws)
  • These Paper products:
    • Facial and toilet tissue
    • paper towels, plates, cups or any paper in contact with food
    • gift wrap
    • Blueprints; carbon paper; construction paper
    • Photographs
    • Hanging folders
    • Hardback books
  • Food-soiled containers: Microwave trays
  • Aluminum foil, foil drink pouches
  • Aerosol spray cans (helium tanks, spray paint, air fresheners, cleaning products)
  • Trash/Organics (food & waste, yard waste, pet waste)
  • Electronics and small appliances (toasters, microwaves, coffeemakers, cell phones etc.)
  • Clothing and textiles:   fabric, carpet, carpet padding and shoes
  • Syringes, needles, scissors and other sharp items
  • Automotive parts and containers (Motor Oil, filters, etc.) that held automotive products.
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Paint and paint-thinner cans and lids containing hardened/solidified paint
  • Construction materials
  • Miscellaneous items:
    • Garden/water hoses
    • Coat hangers
    • Tires
    • Pool tarps or covers
    • Clay flower pots
    • Batteries
    • Ammunition
    • Disposable diapers

 

“Yes” List   (Recycle these in your cart with the green lid)

  • Glass food and beverage containers (all colors)
  • Paper
    • magazines
    • catalogs
    • junk mail
    • paperback books
    • telephone books
    • newsprint (newspaper, advertising inserts)
    • office paper
    • manila file folders
    • copier and printer paper
    • shredded paper, provided it is bagged in clear, plastic bags
    • milk/juice cartons
  • Cardboard
    • corrugated cardboard containers
    • paperboard/chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, food boxes with any plastic liner removed)
    • carrier stock (pop/beer carton)
    • all other grades of cardboard
  • Metal
    • Iron, steel (tin), and aluminum food and beverage containers
    • scrap metal sized to less than 20-inches in each direction and less than 10 pounds per piece (pots, pans, old metal coffee pots, fixtures,
  • Plastic containers marked with recycling symbols #1 through #7 (bottles, tubs and jars)
    • PET plastic containers with symbol #1-screw top only
    • HDPE plastic containers with the symbol #2-narrow neck only (milk and water bottles)
    • HDPE pigmented plastic containers #2 with narrow neck (detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.)
    • Plastics # 3-7 with narrow neck and screw tops
    • Yogurt or margarine plastic tubs
    • Deli or salad bowl “clamshells”
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