What to Recycle
TypeExamplesIncludeDon't Include

  • Newspapers (including glossy inserts)

  • Mixed paper and glossy magazines (including junk mail, even envelopes with clear plastic inserts)

  • Shredded paper (must be enclosed in a paper sack or box.)  You can even use cereal or pop can box that is taped closed                      

  • Cardboard (broken down, flattened and cut to fit inside the cart), toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls

  • Paper bags and other paper, gift bags with handles cut off, paper gift wrap (does NOT include metallic, foil, mylar or glittery gift wrap

  • Paper food cartons (milk, including soy, chocolate and cream, juice boxes, protein drinks, wine, egg substitutes, soup and broth)

  • Paperback & Phone Books

  • Paper contaminated with food, coated paper coffee and fast food cups and pizza boxes (Cut off Pizza box lids and recycle) or fast food containers or paper (like food wrappers, paper towels or napkins)

  • Other Papers: tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, photos, photo paper, carbon paper.  Also Gift Wrap (metallic, foil, mylar or glittery style)

  • Hardcover Books

  • Clothes/Clothing of any type

  • Electronics
Food Cartons

  • Milk cartons including:  white milk, soy milk, chocolate milk, and cream

  • Juice cartons

  • Protein drink cartons

  • Wine cartons

  • Egg substitute cartons

  • Soup and broth cartons


  • Plastic food Bags

  • Styrofoam

  • Paper food wrappers

  • coated paper coffee cups and fast food cups

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Tin Cans

  • Steel Cans

  • Bi-metal Cans

  • Lids from jars

  • Tin/Aluminum cans (no need to remove the labels),

  • wire clothes hangars

  • Empty aerosol cans

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Trays

  • Plates

  • Wire

  • Metals: pots, pans or utensils

  • Electronics

  • Plastic containers with twist off lids                        

  • Yogurt and Margarine tubs without lids                         

  • Water bottles

  • Plastic Bags of any sort

  • Styrofoam

  • Hoses

  • Pipes or Wiring

  • Furniture

  • Polystyrene

  • Plastic containers without twist off lid

  • Berry containers

  • Tupperware

  • Toys     

  • Convenience store cups

  • Food storage containers, Tupperware, sour cream, cottage cheese or cool whip containers

  • Containers that once held motor oil, antifreeze or a hazardous material

  • Food Containers

  • Beverage Containers

  • Glass containers (all colors)

  • Window Glass or Mirrors

  • Ceramics or Pyrex

  • Dishes

  • Light Bulbs