What is Recyclable?

Curbside Recycling

The following items are recyclable through your hauler. See the poster to the right for more detailed information.
residential recycling flier
  • Paper - Cardboard (no larger than 36" in any direction), newspaper, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, junk mail, phone books, shredded paper (bagged in paper, not plastic)
  • Plastic - Bottles and tubs (six ounces or more), buckets (five gallons or less), nursery pots (four or more inches)
  • Metal - Cans; caps and lids; aluminum foil and trays; scrap metal pieces shorter than 30 inches and less than 30 pounds
  • Glass - Glass bottles and jars only place in red recycling bin (residential) or glass cart (commercial)
  • Motor oil - Set used motor oil next to your glass bin in a one-gallon, see-through, unbreakable container with a screw top cap (for residential customers only)

Preparation Guidelines

Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your materials will be recycled:
  • Do not mix glass in with the commingled materials. Glass must be recycled separately due to safety concerns for the hauler and the sorting crew. Glass also damages the sorting equipment. Please recycle glass separately.
  • Place only acceptable materials into your curbside recycling container. Resist the temptation to add other items that seem similar or recyclable to you. Unacceptable items cause problems at the sorting facilities and eventually end up in the landfill.
  • Please place the materials directly into the recycling container. Do not place your recycled materials into a plastic bag. Plastic bags interfere with the operations of the processing equipment, making it more difficult for your materials to be recycled.
  • Rinse out all food and liquid containers. This ensures that bacteria do not flourish and that sugars do not gum up the processing machinery.

Other Materials

Some materials not suitable for curbside collection may still be recyclable. These must be dropped off at a public recycling depot.