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Updated Recycling Information for Commercial Customers

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Expanded Paper Recycling
  • Cardboard (empty)
  • Catalogs, magazines & phone books
  • Cereal & cracker boxes (empty)
  • Computer & office paper
  • Envelopes & junk mail
  • Holiday gift wrapping paper (no foils)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Paper milk and juice cartons or boxes (Carton recycling FAQ or Click here for the Carton Council website)
  • Pizza boxes (no food or grease)
Expanded Plastic Recycling
  • All plastic bottles (no motor oils or gasoline)
  • Plastic containers/cups #1-7, including #1 deli containers
  • Plastic bags (grocery, newspaper, dry cleaning, etc. - no black or brown bags) - place clean, dry bags into a clear or transparent bag and tie shut;  a full bag should be the size of a basketball
Recyclable Metal & Glass
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans & aluminum pie plates
  • Glass bottles & jars (clear, blue, brown or green translucent glass)
  • Metal pots & pans
  • Small metal appliances (toasters, blenders, etc.) - nothing larger than a basketball
  • Small metal plumbing fixtures, faucets, valves
  • Tin & steel cans
Non-Recyclable Items:
  • Brake rotors/drums
  • Construction Waste
  • Deli containers - except #1 plastic
  • Electronics
  • Frozen food or microwave dinner plates
  • Glassware & ceramics
  • Metal items heavier than 10 pounds
  • Mirrors & windows
  • Motor oil & gasoline containers
  • Plastic film, wrap & Styrofoam
  • Recyclable containers containing liquids or food
  • Misc.:  Carpet, clothing, diapers, fishing line, food, hoses, ropes & shoes
Recycling Tips
  • Inside the building:  Always place recycling and trash receptacles together so it is convenient to recycle.  Apply easy to understand labels on all trash and recycling receptacles as this will increase recycling. 
  • Confirm the person(s) taking out the building's waste are placing the recyclable items in the proper dumpster. 
  • Should you choose to bag recyclables you place into the dumpster, please use clear or transparent bags and leave open - do not tie or seal.  If you use Kraft/paper bags, do not staple or tape shut.
  • All items should be loose and empty.  Do not place smaller items inside of larger containers.
  • Your recycling dumpster will not be emptied up if it contains trash, yard waste or prohibited items.  Recycling containers containing food or liquids, construction waste, electronics and tires CANNOT be placed in the recycling dumpster.
  • Check out for more information and a 7 minute video showing what happens to your recyclables.  Call (608) 257-4285 if you are still unsure if something is recyclable.

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