All households and businesses are required by City ordinance and State law to separate recyclable materials from trash and place them in the designated container (blue lid).

Recycle these:

  • White and color paper, including glossy paper, wrapping paper, and shredded paper
  • Catalogs, magazines, junk mail, manuals, and soft cover books
  • Cardboard, packing paper, envelopes, and paper bags
  • Paper egg cartons and milk/juice cartons (unsoiled)
  • Aluminum cans, tin cans, and tin jar lids
  • Clear glass and color glass including beverage containers and jars
  • Plastic bottles and containers #1 through #7

Do not recycle:

  • Paper tissues or paper towels (put these in the organic waste container)
  • Soiled paper such as paper plates and pizza boxes (put these in the organic waste container)
  • Waxed or foil lined paper or cardboard
  • Hard cover books
  • Windows, mirrors, dishware, cookware, ceramics, and light bulbs
  • Plastic bags (return these to the grocery store for recycling)
  • Plastic and Tyvek envelopes and packaging
  • Plastic liners, plastic film, plastic wrap, and bubble wrap
  • Styrofoam and packing peanuts
  • Clothes, shoes, textiles, household goods, and Household Hazardous Waste

Learn About Recycling

To learn more about how to recycle and how recyclable materials are processed, watch these videos produced by Waste Management.