Sorting Guides
Acceptable Composting Materials
Unacceptable Materials
Food Scraps
(rule of thumb: anything that used to be alive)

Bones
Food scraps
Bread, grains and pasta
Coffee grounds with paper filter
Dairy
Eggshells and eggs
Fruit (pits and shells too)
Leftovers and spoiled food
Meat (including bones)
Tea and tea bags
Vegetables 

Food Soiled Paper
Coffee filters
Greasy pizza boxes
Paper cups and plates
Paper ice cream containers (metal or plastic rim is OK)
Paper bags, napkins, tissues and towels
Paper take-out boxes and containers
Tissues

Waxy paper milk and juice cartons
(no foil liner, plastic spout OK)

Yard Waste
Do not put yard waste in plastic bags.
Branches and brush
Flowers and floral trimmings
Grasses and weeds
Leaves 

Tree trimmings

You may use additional 32-gallon cans with handles or bundle additional yard waste. Extra cans and bundles cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. If you have more than seven containers or bundles of yard waste, please notify us one day before your collection day.

Yard waste bundles should be no larger than three feet by three feet and placed next to your cart.If you frequently generate more than one cart of yard waste a week please contact us for an additional cart. Additional yard waste containers are available at no charge.

Organic Material not Accepted
Rock, dirt, ashes, palm tree leaves (or any part of a palm tree), yucca plant (with palm like leaves), poison oak or ivy, animal feces or manure, tree stumps or trunks, painted or treated wood.


Construction Debris

Concrete, rocks, sod, dirt, asphalt, lumber, plywood, particle board or other construction materials


Household Hazardous Waste
Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks – propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

Recyclable Material
Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plastic

Garbage
Plastic bags

Un-recyclable items 


Acceptable Recycling Materials
Please lightly rinse food and beverage containers and crush plastics

Unacceptable Recycling Materials

Metal (no liquids or food)

All metal food and beverage containers including those made of aluminum, tin, steel and bi-metal, including lids.

Clean aluminum foil & pie pans
Rinsed food and beverage cans
(soda, pet food, soup, and tuna cans)

Metal pots, pans and toasters
(items must fit into the recycling cart)

Plastic

Plastic containers marked #1 – #7 (excluding styrofoam)

Detergent and shampoo containers
Beverage bottles
Margarine tubs, yogurt cups
Milk and orange juice jugs
Plastic bags and bubble wrap (grocery, dry cleaning, newspaper – bundle together inside one plastic bag)

Aseptic containers

Aseptic containers are sterile cardboard containers used to preserve food.

Milk and juice cartons

 

Paper (clean, dry and unsoiled)

Most clean and dry household paper.

Cardboard (small pieces)
Food boxes (cereal, crackers, remove liners)
Junk mail & envelopes
Magazines & catalogs
Newspaper
Paper (colored, computer, white, wrapping)
Paper bags
Paper egg cartons
Paper towel rolls
Phone books

Cardboard

Cut up cardboard boxes and put them loose inside your recycle cart. Please do not force boxes into the cart. Larger boxes that do not fit into your cart must be flattened and no larger than three feet by three feet in dimension. Place cardboard neatly next to your recycling cart on your pick-up day.

Glass (no liquids or food)

  • All colors of beverage and food containers.Spaghetti sauce jars
    Beer, wine and soda bottles

Construction Debris/Concrete, rocks, dirt

Electronic / Universal Waste
Televisions, cell phones and computer monitors, fluorescent light bulbs or tubes.
Contact us to find out how to recycle or safely dispose of these materials.

Unacceptable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
Place these items into your garbage container.
Household Hazardous Waste

Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks – propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

Organics
Place these items into your organics/yard waste container.

Acceptable Landfill Items
Only place materials that cannot be reused or recycled in your trash

Unacceptable Trash
Materials

Glass

Auto, mirror and tinted glass
Glassware, crystal and dinnerware
Household window glass
Light bulbs (except fluorescent bulbs)

Metal

Clothes hangers
Small pieces such as nuts and bolts

Organic Material

Animal feces or manure
Rope
Palm fronds, palm bark, poison ivy or poison oak

Plastic

Styrofoam packaging
and packing “peanuts”
Plastics NOT marked with #1 – #7

Construction Debris

Concrete, rocks, dirt, lumber, dirt, rocks, plywood or particle board

Electronic / Universal Waste
Televisions, cell phones and computer monitors, fluorescent light bulbs or tubes.
Contact us to find out how to recycle or safely dispose of these materials.

Recyclable Material
Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plasticLiquids, Hot Ashes or Coals, Dead Animals

Household Hazardous Waste
Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks – propane tanks, syringes, medical waste

Organics
Bones, food scraps, Grass clippings and weeds, leaves, pizza boxes, small branches