Accepted Materials & Non-Accepted Materials

Please note that below is a list of common items that are accepted in the blue lidded recycle bin.  Please use the above search tool to find out about specific items that may be recycled elsewhere.

Accepted Items                                                                                    Public Service Video

  • Food boxes, cereal boxes, box board, milk cartons
  • Junk mail
  • Brown paper
  • Cans
  • Newspapers
  • Office and school paper
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Plastic #1 in the form of a bottle with a screw top (This includes water, soda / beverage, condiment bottles, etc.) & Plastic #2 in the form of a bottle or jug (This includes plastic milk jugs, water, detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.)
  • Cardboard (cut large boxes down to 2’ X 2’)
  • Books, magazines, phone books, and catalogs

Non-Accepted Items

  • Materials contaminated with food waste / grease (Including Pizza boxes)
  • Plastic #1 not in bottle form with a screw top lid.  Such as a plastic tray or clamshell container.
  • Plastics #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7 or not numbered
  • Chip & candy wrappers, plastic film
  • Used paper products (tissues, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Glass (all types)
  • Plastic bags, grocery bags, etc.
  • Construction and demolition material
  • Loose shredded paper
  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Motor oil containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Trash / food waste
  • Vinyl siding
  • Wax paper, laminated paper
  • Wood

Glass Recycling

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at the recycling area within the landfill.  Please – No glass in the recycling container. It will NOT be recycled and will instead be treated as trash.  Glass in the recycling will also cause contamination which turns recycling such as cardboard and paper into trash.  This costs the City extra money to dispose of. Please contact the Solid Waste Division for information regarding other diversion practices, including Green Waste, E-Waste, and Household Hazardous Wastes. 

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