What to Recycle
Knowing and practicing these 3 simple rules will help aid you in recycling the proper way. And it will help ensure your items are being recycled and reused for a better purpose.
✔Recycle bottles, cans, paper and cardboard✔
✖Keep food and liquids out of your recycling✖
✖No loose plastic bags and no bagged recyclables✖
You’d be amazed how big an impact just following these simple rules can have!
Let's talk about what CAN go into your curbside Waste Management blue bin and HOW.
- Clean paper and cardboard
- Flattened cardboard (limit 2x2), newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks, paperback books, mail (plastic window envelopes ok), paper bags, food boxes
- NO food soiled or wet paper (greasy pizza boxes)
- NO shredded paper (it is difficult to separate and it gets caught in machine)
- Paper food containers
- Empty and clean paper cups, cartons, and boxes
- Nothing plastic lined (hot coffee cups) or waxy (frozen food like ice cream cartons)
- Aluminum and tin cans
- Cans need to be empty and rinsed clean
- ONLY PETE#1 and HDPE#2 plastics (each item is labeled)
- Bottle with screw off lids preferred, clear or opaque green ONLY.
- DO NOT put small plastic lids in the recycling, they should be thrown away.
Let's talk about things you DO NOT place in your curbside bin.
- Recycle glass through the 911 Glass Rescue Project.
- Plastic grocery bags & plastic wraps
- Recycle grocery bags & plastic wraps at local grocery stores
If you have any further questions go here: Where to Recycle
or Call 509-888-6612.