Recycling & Waste Collection

Accepted Recycling


Mixed Paper Recycling:

Mixed Paper
White paper Junk Mail
Pastel papers Shredded paper
Colored paper Gift wrap
Newspaper Catalogs
Magazines Telephone books

Items accepted in Co-mingled recycling:

Please place all paper except Brown Papers in "Mixed Paper" bin if one is available.

All paper is acceptable in co-mingled recycling but we prefer to collect it separately where possible.

Please make sure to remove / rinse food and other contaminants from items before recycling!

Paper: Metals:
Mixed waste-paper (if Mixed paper bin is not available Aluminum beverage cans
Cardboard Tin cans
Dry food boxes (Paperboard) Aluminum foil
Frozen food boxes Pots and pans
Gift wrap Plastics:
Brown paper Dairy tubs
Yogurt cups
Plastic jugs
Plastic jars
Plastic bottles

Items not accepted in Co-mingled recycling:

Any items contaminated with food or other substances would be unacceptable.

Papers: Prescription medicine containers
Tissue paper Plastic bottle caps
Toilet paper Plastic container lids
Paper towels Styrofoam:
Napkins Styrofoam of any type
Waxed / plastic coated paper Packing peanuts
Waxed / plastic coated cardboard Household:
Ice cream cartons Ceramic of any kind
Frozen juice containers Dishes
Plate glass
Pet food bags / containers Mirrored glass
Milk cartons Light bulbs of any type
Juice boxes Clothes hangers (wire / plastic)
Metals: Batteries
Scrap metal Food waste
Foil food / drink pouches Garbage
Plastics: Toxic / chemical:
Microwave cookware Automotive product containers
Plastic party trays and lids Garden product containers
Takeout containers Cleaning product containers
Plastic cups Aerosol cans
Plastic utensils

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