The following are some basic guidelines for residents participating in The Recycling Foundation's curbside recycling programs.
- Place your recycling at the curb by 5:00a.m.
- Keep your recycling about 3 feet away from your garbage, if they are collected on the same day.
- Rinse containers and put the lids in your garbage.
- All recyclable materials can be mixed together. No more need to separate!
- Please do not bag any recyclables.
- We accept all sizes of corrugated cardboard. If it will fit in the cart place it in the cart. If it is too large for the cart please fold it and place it beside the cart. Put pizza boxes in your garbage cart.
- Only recycle the following items.
For more detailed information, click on the listed items.
Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail & office paper
- Newspapers and Inserts
- Junk Mail and Envelopes (No product samples; envelope labels and windows are OK.)
- Home Office Paper (Stickies, manilla envelopes and file folders and paper ream wrappers are OK)
- Paper Bags, except gift bags
- Boxboard (thin cardboard like cereal boxes, shoe boxes, soda cartons, etc.)
- Phone books
- Holiday and greeting cards
- Dark-colored envelopes and folders
These Papers Go In Your Garbage Cart
- Pizza boxes
- Wet, soiled or food-stained paper
- Paper towels, facial or toilet tissue
- Disposable plates and cups
- Wrapping paper and gift bags
- Milk and juice cartons
Even if the papers listed above are collected with your recycling, they will be sorted out later at great expense and sent to a landfill. Please recycle only the paper products listed as recyclable.
Using the single stream cart program recyclables are collected rain or shine!
You can recycle shredded paper
Aluminum, steel & tin cans
Rinse the following containers and put them in your recycling container with your glass containers and plastic bottles.
- Aluminum cans, such as soda cans
- Tin & Steel cans, such as soup cans and tuna cans
- Aluminum Foil
Keep these metals out of your recycling bin.
Paint and Solvent Containers
Scrap Metal (nails, screws, gutters, etc.)
Empty Aerosol Cans
Glass bottles and Jars
Rinse your glass bottles and jars and put the lids in the trash. Put the glass containers in your recycling container with your other recyclables. There's no need to remove labels.
Do not recycle the following types of glass at the curb.
- Broken glass*
- Light bulbs
- Window panes
- Dishes and cups
- Ornaments and decorations
*Broken glass must be properly packaged and labeled before being put in your garbage cart.
Plastic containers (#1 through #7)
What Plastic is Recyclable
You need to check three things to find out if a plastic item is recyclable at the curb: the size, the type of plastic, and the contents.
Examples of Recyclable Plastic
- Size: Only plastic containers less than 5 gallons in size are recyclable.
- Type of Plastic: Once you've determined that your item is the right size, check the bottom for a number with the recycling arrows around it. The number indicates the type of plastic that was used to make the container. Only containers made from plastics numbered #1 through #7 plastic can be recycled.
- Contents: If the container contained motor oil, bug spray, weed killer, adhesives, paints or solvents, it cannot be recycled no matter what type of plastic it was made from.
These Plastics Go In Your Garbage Cart
- Water, soda and juice bottles
- Milk jugs
- Shampoo, conditioner & liquid soap bottles
- Detergent bottles
- Bleach and all-purpose cleaner bottles
- Yogurt & margarine tubs
- Microwave trays
How to Recycle Plastic
- Plastic bags & packaging
- Disposable plates, cups & utensils
- Containers used to hold bakery products, produce and take-out food
- Motor oil bottles
Please rinse the containers and put the lids in the garbage. Put the plastic containers in your recycling bin with your glass and metal containers.
How to Recycle Corrugated Cardboard (Except Pizza Boxes)
Corrugated cardboard must free of contaminates such as packing materials, styrofoam and plastic. The boxes must then be folded and flattened. If the cardboard will fit into the recycling container then place it in the container. If it will not fit then place it next to the container.
What is Corrugated Cardboard?
Corrugated cardboard is thick and has a wavy middle layer. Moving and mailing boxes are usually made from corrugated cardboard.
These "Cardboards" Go In Your Garbage Cart
- Pizza boxes
- Egg cartons
- Paper towel & toilet paper rolls
- The backing of pads of paper