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What to Recycle

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Public Works - Refuse Division

The Refuse Division's Recycling Collection is limited to the types of items listed in the left-hand column below.

DO Recycle DON'T Recycle
  • Aluminum Cans - please rinse
    Examples: soda, juice & beer cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Pie Plates
  • Steel/Tin Food & Beverage Cans - please rinse
    Examples: soup, vegetable, fruit & dog and cat food cans
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Hangers
  • Scrap Metal
  • Clear, Green & Brown Glass Bottles & Jars - please rinse
    Examples: food & beverage bottles & jars
  • Glass cookware/bakeware
  • Ceramic dishes & mugs
  • Light bulbs
  • Plate & Window glass
  • Plastic marked "1" through "7" on bottom
    Recycling Symbols 1-7
  • Bottles, yogurt tubs, disposable cutlery and cups, meat trays, bakery shells
    Examples: soda, milk & detergent bottles
  • Medicine containers
  • Medical tubing
  • Motor Oil containers
  • Meat wraps
  • Outdoor carpet
  • Packing 'peanuts' or styrofoam insulation
  • Garden hoses
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers, notebooks and school paper (including spiral bound books), soft and hardback books and textbooks, paper shopping bags and pet food bags (without plastic liners), chipboard packaging (including nonperishable food boxes), beer and soda cartons and six-pack packaging, cracker, cake and cereal boxes (without plastic pouches or inserts)
  • Corrugated cardboard - Cardboard boxes must be broken down to 4' x 4' x 12"
  • Egg Cartons
  • Pizza Boxes
  • White cardboard freezer packaging
  • Wax-coated cartons (juice, milk, etc)
  • Plastic bags or plastic wrap
  • Plastic liners


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