SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS
Household container plastics # I through #7 are recyclable. Plastic bags (grocery, newspaper, etc. – no black or brown bags) that are clean and dry should be placed inside a clear or transparent bag and tied shut; full bag should be no larger than a basketball. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: formed styrofoam, packing peanuts and oil bottles.
Tin and Aluminum Food, Beverage, and Aerosol cans, can be recycled. They should be empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paint cans are not recyclable. Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc.), nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.
Green , brown and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors, glassware, ceramics, and lightbulbs are not recyclable.
Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and juice cartons and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, food and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also recyclable.
All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc..) are recyclable. Wax and plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes; pieces should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.
Recyclables may be mixed in clear or transparent bags and placed in bins, drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.
Please rinse containers!
Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not be landfilled, helping keep your communites cost down.