What Goes Where?

Find out how to properly dispose of your items below.  You may also drop off CRV and non-CVR recyclables at the Fortuna Transfer Station and the Redway Transfer Station. The Samoa Resource Recover Center accepts recyclables as well, but is not a CRV buy-back center.

If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, reach out!

We accept all plants in the green waste cart. Green waste carts are collected every other week.

Accepted Green Waste
Unaccepted Green Waste
Plants

  • Branches and brush
  • Flowers and floral trimmings
  • Grasses and weeds
  • Leaves
  • Tree trimmings (no more than 3 feet ling or 1 foot wide)
  • Unpainted wood (no nails), untreated wood (no nails), etc.
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Styrofoam
  • Food
  • Sheetrock
  • Metal
  • Painted wood, treated wood, stained wood
  • Liquids

Single stream carts are emptied every two weeks, year round. Collection days vary, so please check the calendar.

Accepted Recycling Materials Unaccepted Recyclables
Metal (no liquids or food)

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays (ball foil up to softball size)
  • Caps and lids from bottles, jars and steel (tin) cans
  • Paint cans (must be empty or dry)
  • Spray cans (must be empty)
  • Steel (tin) cans

Plastic

  • Bottles (remove caps and place them in your cart)
  • Buckets (metal handle ok)
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Containers and clamshells
  • Corks – plastic
  • Cups and plates (plastic only, no Styrofoam)
  • Flower pots and trays – plastic
  • Laundry detergent bottles
  • Molded plastic packaging
  • Toys (no electronics, metal or batteries)
  • Tubs and lids
Paper (clean, dry and unsoiled)

  • Bags (paper only, no plastic)
  • Cardboard (non-waxed)
  • Cereal boxes and Paperboard (remove plastic liner)
  • Computer and office paper
  • Egg cartons
  • Envelopes (windows okay)
  • Junk mail and magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Packing or Kraft paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Sticky notes
  • Wrapping paper
    (non-metallic)

Glass (no liquids or food)

  • Glass bottles and jars only (metal caps and lids too)
  • Batteries
  • Ceramic dishware or glassware
  • Clothing, linens and rags
  • Coat hangers
  • Electronics
  • Foil-backed or plastic-backed paper
  • Food scraps
  • Glass mirrors and windows
  • Juice or soy milk type boxes with foil liner
  • Incandescent light bulbs,
    Fluorescent light bulbs and HIDs
  • Plastic bags, wrappers or film
  • Plastic items mixed with metal, fabric or rubber
  • Plastic labeled “Compostable” or “Biodegradable”
  • Scrap metal
  • Soiled paper (paper cups, plates, napkins, tissues, towels, take-out boxes and greasy pizza boxes)
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed cardboard and paper
  • Waxy paper milk or juice cartons
  • Wood
  • Yard trimmings

Few things, once they are used, are actually trash. Among such things are non-recyclable plastics and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled.

Accepted Trash Items Unaccepted Trash Items
  • Cat litter and animal feces (bagged)
  • Ceramic dishware or glassware
  • Clothing linens and rags
  • Cigarette Butts (extinguished – run under water prior to disposal)
  • Dental floss
  • Diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Foil-backed or plastic-backed paper
  • Glass mirrors and windows
  • Incandescent light bulbs
    (no fluorescents or HIDs)
  • Juice or soy milk type boxes with foil liner
  • Mylar (shiny metal) bags (potato chips, candy bars, balloons, etc)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Plastic bags, wrappers and film
    (not labeled “Compostable”)
  • Plastic items mixed with metal, fabric or rubber
  • Plastic labeled “Biodegradable” only
  • Rubber bands
  • Six-pack ring holder – please cut up
  • Sponges
  • Styrofoam
  • Twist Ties
  • Wood – small pieces of plywood, press board, and painted or stained wood
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Coat hangers
  • Construction debris
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Dirt, rocks or stone
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent or HID light bulbs
  • Household hazardous waste or chemicals
  • Large items (furniture, metal, plastic, wood)
  • Liquids or ice
  • Motor oil
  • Needles or syringes
  • Paint
  • Recyclable cardboard, glass, metal, paper or plastic
  • Toys with electronics or batteries