What We Recycle

What is acceptable recycling?

Cardboard
(Clean and Dry)

Newspaper
office paper & magazines

Plastics 1 through 7
(No food Residue)

Various Aluminum
beverage cans

Steel and Tin cans
(No food residue)

What is NOT acceptable recycling?

Glass
(Glass of any type is no longer acceptable)

Food Waste
(please either compost or place in the trash)

Food contaminated paper
cardboard, plastics, cans, pizza take out boxes

Yard waste
dirt, wood, concrete, brick, construction debris

Electronics
hoses, extension cords, holiday lights

Food contaminated paper
cardboard, plastics, cans, pizza take out boxes

Diapers
and other baby waste or pet waste

Polystyrene
foam and packing materials

Scrap
metal, auto parts, and tires

Textiles (rugs, carpet, bedding, or clothes)

Medical Waste

Lightbulbs

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 two years since China, the largest customer for recycled material, 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.
More About Recycling
It is important that when recycling, you ensure your recyclables make sure they are LOOSE and NOT IN BAGS.   The curbside recycling bin program is designed to collect specific materials. Keep them loose, clean, and dry. And which items should never be put in the curbside recycling bin. 
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 not 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.