steel & tin cans
clean aluminum foil
(if it's not clean, better to leave it out )
pie and baking tins
recycle lids separately
no corks please!
junk mail & office paper
no plastic sleeves
phone & paperback books
magazines & catalogs
no glittery or metallic paper
cardboard egg crates
(aka: Post It® notes)
(flatten to save room)
no greasy cardboard
shoe boxes, gift boxes
no plastic liners
plastic bottles from kitchen
discard pumps & nozzles because of the metal
from laundry room and cleaning closet
discard nozzles because of the metal
clear plastic containers
yogurt, margarine etc.
(up to 5 gallons)
Remove and discard metal handles if possible.
Kitty litter buckets and jugs
(up to 5 gallons in size)
Call 311 to request these free pickup services.
plastic bags & wrap
Recycle plastic bags and wrap at local stores including:
Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, Lowes, and Walmart
potato chip bags
(no bags please!)
napkins, paper towels, tissues
Any glass except bottles and jars
disposable utensils, even the biodegradable ones
beach balls, shower curtains, inflatable toys, etc.
wet, oily or food crusted paper & cardboard
TIP: tear off the greasy parts and recycle the rest
pet food bags
VHS & cassette tapes
incandescent light bulbs
note: fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside.
better yet, donate them.
large plastics items, like
laundry baskets and crates.
metal cookie tins, pots and pans, cookie sheets, etc.
If they're worth donating, please do!