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Things that can be recycled in BLUE BINS FOR PLASTIC/GLASS AND METAL:

  • Metal cans (empty aerosol cans, dried out paint cans, etc.)
  • Aluminum foil wrap & trays- CLEAN- anything with a lot of food waste goes in the garbage
  • Household metal (wire hangers, pots, tools, knives.)
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Plastic bottles & jugs- The general rule is that if the neck is smaller than the body itís OK to recycle. Anything else is trash.
  • Milk cartons & juice boxes (or any such cartons and aseptic packaging for drinks: ice tea, soy milk, soup, etc.) - RINSED

DO NOT PUT IN BLUE BINS:

  • Deli containers and yogurt containers, silverware, cups, straws, plastic wrap, coffee cup tops etc. ó if it's not a bottle or jug, DON'T put it in†the recycling bin, place in trash. The general rule is that if the neck is smaller than the body itís OK to recycle. Anything else is trash.
  • Mirrors, light bulbs: place in trash
  • Styrofoam (cups, food trays, etc.) place in trash
  • Batteries
  • Plastic bags

Things that can be recycled in GREEN BINS FOR PAPER AND CARDBOARD:

  • White, colored, and glossy paper (staples OK)
  • Mail and envelopes†(window envelopes†OK)
  • Wrapping paper (remove ribbon and tape)
  • Smooth cardboard (CLEAN food boxes ó remove inside & outside plastic wrappers ó shoe boxes, tubes from paper towel and toilet paper rolls, cardboard from product packaging)
  • Paper bags
  • CLEAN cardboard trays
  • Newspapers, magazines, and catalogs
  • Phone books, soft cover books (paperbacks, comic books, etc.; no spiral bindings)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened boxes)

DO NOT PUT IN GREEN BINS:

  • Hardcover books
  • Napkins, paper towels, or tissues

 

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