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Recycling, Food Scraps & Yard Debris and Garbage Guidelines

If you can’t reduce, recycle!
If you have more materials than will fit, place additional recyclables in clearly labeled sturdy bins or boxes next to the recycling cart.

The materials listed below are accepted in your recycling cart or bin in Shoreline. All containers must be clean and empty.


Recyclable Materials List

Paper:
  • Cardboard
  • Office paper, including windowed envelopes, colored paper, and file folders
  • Mail, magazines, mixed paper
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags
  • Paper cups
  • Phone books & paperback books
  • Wrapping paper (non-metalic)
  • Paper cartons
  • Juice boxes, Tetra Paks & aseptic containers
  • Milk and soy milk cartons
  • Paper or frozen food boxes
Plastic:
  • Bottles (all colors and numbers)
  • Food containers and trays
  • Clear or colored plastic milk jugs
  • Dairy tubs
  • Pill bottles (no prescription vials)
  • Plastic cups
  • Lids (3 inches or wider)
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Plastic buckets
  • PVC pipe (white only)
  • Household rigid plastic items such as furniture, and laundry baskets
Metal:
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil & pie tins (clean)
  • Tin cans
  • Ferrous scrap metal
  • Other scrap metals (less than 2’ x 2’ x 2’)
Glass:
  • Bottles
  • Jars

 

For items that are recyclable but require special handling, please see the Special Item Recycling page.

Click on the posters below to download a printable version.

Food and Yard Waste Guide
Recycling
Garbage

 Food & Yard Waste Guide


Recycling Guide


Garbage Guide


 

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