Commercial Recycling Information

Expanded Paper Recycling

  • Computer & office paper
  • Envelopes & junk mail
  • Holiday gift wrapping paper (no foils)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper cups (no plastic lids or straws)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Pizza boxes (no food or grease)

Expanded Plastic Recycling

  • All plastic bottles (no motor oils or gasoline)
  • Plastic containers/cups #1-7, including #1 clamshell

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

  • Batteries
  • 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
  • Propane tanks
  • 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.
  • 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 this 7-minute video to find out what happens to your recyclables. Become a Super Recycler and watch our 1-minute recycling tip videos! Interested in Solid Waste Science and Technology in Wisconsin? Watch "Becoming Stewards of Recycling" which aired on the Into the Outdoors television series.