There are just two easy steps for single stream recycling:
Below is a list of what’s recyclable, what’s not and how to prepare it for insertion into your recycling cart:
YES: Tin, aluminum, or steel food and beverage containers, aluminum foil, and empty aerosol cans.
NO: Household batteries, bakeware, pots, pans, utensils, hangers, car parts or scrap metal, fencing, propane cylinders, foil-backed paper, gum wrappers, foil wrapping paper, lawn furniture, siding, window frames and doors.
PREP: Rinse clean and remove labels.
YES: Clear and colored food and beverage glass containers.
NO: Dishes, ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors, windowpanes, automobile glass, and other non-food and beverage glass.
PREP: Rinse clean and remove metal and plastic rings. Recycle lids separately.
YES: Milk jugs; water, detergent and shampoo bottles; butter tubs; yogurt cups; microwave food trays; plant flats & flower pots; peanut butter jars and other plastic containers that are stamped number 1 through 7.
NO: Styrofoam; bottles containing automotive fluids or hazardous materials, plastic film.
PREP: Rinse clean and remove lids and rings.
YES: Plastic GROCERY BAGS stamped #2 and #4 only.
NO: Coupons, store receipts, or items inside bags.)
PREP: Bags should be clean, dry and empty.
YES: Newspapers (including inserts); typing, writing, and computer paper; junk mail, envelopes, fliers; magazines & catalogs; telephone books, brown paper bags; shoe boxes, cracker boxes and cereal boxes (paperboard); corrugated cardboard and shredded paper.
NO: Pet food bags, milk & juice cartons, wrapping paper, tissue, Kleenex, napkins, paper towels, wax paper, used paper plates, paper with food or food stains, boxes with glue-in Styrofoam or plastic packing; boxes with heavy staples; boxes with metal or plastic strapping.
PREP: Place all paper and cardboard directly into cart. Do not put paper into plastic bags or cardboard boxes. Break boxes down to 2’ x 2’ size and flatten. Remove all plastic liners and inserts, strapping, staples and wrapping.