How to dispose of just about anything, responsibly.
These recyclables are taken to a recycling facility where they are sorted and delivered for reuse as raw materials in new products.
glass beverage bottles
wine, beer, soda
junk mail, fliers, postcards, greeting cards, envelopes
gift wrap, colored paper, tissue paper, gift bags (with strings removed)
NO metallic or foil paper
cardboard boxes, shoe boxes
shoe boxes, gift boxes
toilet paper and paper towel rolls
cardboard egg crates
cereal boxes (remove the bag), frozen food boxes
opaque plastic cups
rinsed plastic utensils
plastic kitchen containers
bottles, tubs, jugs, and their caps
plastic laundry & cleaning supply bottles
colored bathroom containers
plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and their caps
plastic and metal hangers
milk and juice jugs
yogurt, margarine etc.
remove any metal
must fit into the cart
foil trays and aluminum balls
clean balled aluminum foil (2 inches or larger)
must be completely empty so they don't
explode during recycling
coffee, soup, vegetables, pet food, etc.
beer, soda, etc.
Place in a reusable container or a lawn and leaf paper bag. No plastic bags.
plants, flowers, leaves
branches, untreated wood under 3" in diameter and 5' in length.
Toxic items Electronics, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, hazardous chemicals, paints
This is the stuff that goes into landfills and remains there for generations. Reduce or re-use these items whenever possible.
milk cartons, juice cartons, broth cartons, juice boxes
disposable coffee cups
incandescent light bulbs
(fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside, please see orange section below).
fast food cups and straws
all biodegradeable and compostable plastics, including utensils
plastic bags, grocery bags, trash bags, produce bags, dry-cleaning film, and newspaper wrap
Plastic bags can be recycled at many local grocery stores.
potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, coffee bags, etc. with plastic on the outside and foil on the inside.
drink pouches & straws
oily and food crusted paper