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Remember - All Plastics, Metals, and Glass can be mixed together in your Blue Recycling Bin!

PLASTICS

Plastics able to be recycled:

  • All Plastics Coded 1 to 7 (rinsed clean) – If it has a number, it can be recycled!
  • All food, beverage, & shampoo containers including:
  • Take-out containers
  • Yogurt cups
  • Soda, water, and milk containers
  • Bottle caps
  • Dish and laundry detergent bottles
  • Flower pots and trays
  • Pails
  • Household cleaners

Plastics that cannot be recycled:

  • Plastic grocery bags, soft stretchy plastic, dry cleaning bags (These items you can recycle at most large grocery stores)
  • Plastic packing materials
  • Vinyl (tiles, records, CDs)
  • Non-coded plastics (toys, hangers, utensils, furniture)
  • Styrofoam
  • Hazardous materials containers (motor oil, solvents, pesticides, etc.)
  • Building materials (PVC piping, bathroom & kitchen fixtures, etc.)

GLASS

Glass able to be recycled:

  • Jars and bottles of any size and color, rinsed clean (labels OK)
  • Bottle and Jar Caps and Lids - place loose in blue bin

Glass that cannot be recycled:

  • light bulbs
  • drinking glasses
  • crystal
  • window & mirror glass
  • ceramic ware
  • cookware
  • hazardous materials containers (example: pesticides or solvents)

PAPER & CARDBOARD

Paper and Cardboard that can be recycled:

  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Junk Mail & Glossy Inserts
  • Phone Books
  • Cardboard (no food traces, corrugated and grey)
  • Brown Paper Bags

Paper and Cardboard that cannot be recycled:

  • Waxed cardboard (example: milk cartons)
  • Books--paperbacks or hardcover (Better to Donate to a library)

METAL

Metal items that can be recycled:

  • Food & beverage cans/trays
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans

Metal items that cannot be recycled:

  • Paint cans
  • Vehicle & household batteries
  • Hazardous materials containers (pesticides, glues, solvents, for example)

 

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