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Recycling Guidelines

Download the Curbside Recycling Guidelines.

Accepted Items We Cannot Accept
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Containers
  • White and pastel office paper
  • Paper bags
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Corrugated Cardboard (flattened)
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Shredded paper (place in paper bag)
  • Chipboard (boxes from cereal, shoes, etc)
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and jars #1-7
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove lids)
  • Aluminum, steel & tin cans
  • Clean, balled aluminum foil 2” or larger
  • Aluminum pie pans and formed containers


  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Garden hoses
  • PVC or other piping
  • Coat hangers
  • Scrap metal
  • Fuel tanks or propane tanks
  • Mirrors, light bulbs, vases, window panes, dishware, drinking glasses or mugs
  • Hardback books
  • Photographs, carbon paper, facial or toilet tissues, paper towels, napkins
  • Plastic or foil lining from cereal boxes
  • Thermal fax paper
  • Any materials contaminated by food