What We Recycle

What is acceptable recycling?

Cardboard
dry, clean, flattened
(no soiled or wet cardboard)

Newspaper
office paper & magazines
(no soiled, wet or shredded paper)

Plastic Bottles 
jars, jugs and tubs 
(no plastic bags, plastic wrap or plastic film)

Beverage Cans
empty, clean, and dry aluminum cans

Food Cans
clean and dry steel and tin cans
(no food residue)

What is NOT acceptable recycling?

No Glass
glass of any type is no longer accepted

No Food Waste
please either compost or place in the trash

No Pizza Boxes or Dirty Food Packaging
pizza boxes, dirty cardboard, or take out boxes

No Yard Waste or Grass
dirt, wood, concrete, brick or construction debris

No Electronics or Tangling Items
radios, pcs, extension cords, holiday lights

No Plastic Bags
grocery bags, plastic bags, film or wraps

No Diapers or Pet Waste
no other baby waste or pet waste

No Styrofoam
foam or packing materials (packing peanuts)

No Scrap Metal or Garage Items
metal, auto parts, motor oil and/or tires

No Textiles
clothes, carpet, rugs, toys and/or shoes

No Medical Waste
syringes or contaminated biohazardous waste

No Lightbulbs
light bulbs, flourecent light bulbs or glass lighting

More about recycling

More About Recycling

It is important that when recycling you ensure your recyclables are LOOSE and NOT IN BAGS.   The curbside recycling bin program is designed to collect specific materials. Keep them loose, clean, and dry.  

Non-acceptable recyclable items and trash that are detected before servicing will be left behind.  Unacceptable items will need to be placed in your trash cart so that the acceptable recycle items can be serviced on your following recycle service day.  Continued contamination will result in fees added to your account and ultimately a termination of recycle service.  Please be aware that contamination that is not detected until after carts are emptied into the truck (i.e. placed at bottom of cart) may result in the entire load being diverted to the landfill.  Plastic containers filled with oil or hazardous material should be disposed of properly and not included in your recycle.  You may call our office for more information.

Update:  Starting Monday, February 1, 2020, we will no longer accept glass bottles and/or jars in curbside recycling bins. Place used glass in the trash.  

Update:  Starting Monday, September 17, 2018, all recycling must be loose in the recycling container.  We will no longer service bagged recycling.  This is due to the new WM Recycling Facility we are using.  They require all recycling be loose, for ease of separation and better recycling efforts.  

 

Why Glass is no longer recycled

Why are we no longer accepting Glass for Recycle?

The decision to remove glass from the single-stream recycling program was made due to current market conditions and after consulting with our recycling sorting center.

Glass creates three main problems for single-stream recycling: 

1.   Glass is fragile. Glass containers placed in curbside recycling bins may break during collection and transport to recycling sorting centers. Broken glass is not recycled and contaminates bales of other more valuable recycled items, such as cardboard and metals. Contamination has become a major problem for the recycling industry in the past three years.  The largest customer for recycled material has imposed strict standards on the quality of recycled material it accepts.
2.   Broken glass damages machinery and may pose a safety hazard.
3.   Glass is also heavy, which adds cost to transporting recyclables to and from recycling centers.