What Can Be Recycled?

NO SORTING! What could be easier?

The items listed below may be placed in the same recycle bin or toter for recycling.


  • Examples include cereal and tissue boxes, paper towel rolls and soda carriers.
  • Preparation: Simply flatten and place in recycle bin or toter.

Corrugated Cardboard

  • Cardboard with wavy middle layer ONLY.
  • Flatten all boxes.
  • Remove excess tape and labeling.
  • Cut to maximum of 3 ft. x 3 ft. by 18 inches high.
  • Tie in bundles.

Gable-top Containers

  • This includes juice cartons with tear-open tops.
  • Preparation:  Thoroughly rinse and flatten.


  • Any color food or beverage bottles and jars.
  • Clean to remove food residue and odors.
  • Remove and discard lids or caps.
  • No broken glass.

Metal/Aluminum Cans & Foil

  • Any metal food can or aluminum foil.
  • Clean to remove food residue and odors.

Newspapers & Magazines

  • Any newspaper, inserts, magazine and catalogs.
  • Fold neatly and place in brown paper bag or place loose in recycle bin or toter.
  • Do not place in plastic bags.

Office Paper & Junk Mail

  • Advertising flyers, colored or white paper, envelopes, shredded paper, and computer paper.
  • Place in brown bag or loose in the recycle bin or toter.


  • Containers with recycling code #1 – #7 on the bottom with three recycling arrows; rigid plastic is also acceptable (ex. items that are stackable and crackable).
  • No motor oil containers.
  • Remove and discard lids and tops.
  • Clean to remove residue and odors.
  • Do not place items in large garbage bags.

Plastic bags and other plastic wraps

  • Bags with #2, #4 and many other plastic bags and wraps can be recycled at your grocery store.

Items that are NOT recyclable

  • Styrofoam (even with a # and recycling symbol)
  • Window or broken glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Aerosol cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Pyrex
  • Any hazardous material and/or containers.