How to dispose of just about anything, responsibly.
These recyclables are taken to a recycling facility where they are processed back into raw materials for reuse.
glass beverage bottles
wine, beer, soda
milk, juice, broth, soy, wine, juice boxes, etc.
fliers, letters, printer paper, holiday cards, envelopes, postcards
phone books, paperback books
(aka: Post It® notes)
wrapping paper, gift bags (with strings removed)
No metallic or glittery paper
shipping, moving, office etc.
cereal, pasta, frozen food, etc.
separate the liners before recycling
only when placed in transparent plastic bag and tied close
toilet paper, paper towel, gift wrap, etc.
plastic bathroom containers
bottles, tubs, jugs and their lids
bottles, tubs, jugs, and their lids
clear plastic cups
plastic laundry & cleaning supply bottles
plastic bags and film
milk and juice jugs
foil takeout containers, foil trays
aluminum foil balls
coffee, soup, vegetables, pet food, etc.
beer, soda, etc.
These items are turned into nutrient-rich compost and mulch.
including meat, vegetables, bones and leftovers
oily or food crusted
TIP: tear off the greasy
parts and recycle the rest
napkins and tissues
disposable coffee cups
plants, flowers, leaves, brush
branches under 3" in diameter and 3' in length.
These items are considered hazardous and can't be disposed of curbside. To order free pickup call 800-714-1195 or fill out the Pickup Request Form.
This is the stuff that goes into landfills and remains there for generations. Reduce or reuse these items whenever possible.
polystyrene & styrofoam
takeout containers, cups, plates, packing peanuts, coolers
opaque plastic cups
fast food cups and straws
all biodegradable and compostable plastics,
utensils, plates, bags
disposable, compostable, and biodegradable
potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, coffee bags, etc. with plastic on the outside and foil on the inside.
foil drink pouches and straws
pet food bags
incandescent light bulbs
(fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside, please see orange section below).