Recycling Information for Residential Service Communities

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)
  • Shredded paper (place in a clear or transparent plastic bag and tie shut; a full bag should be the size of a basketball)

Plastic Recycling

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

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
  • 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

  • Containers containing food or liquids, construction waste or electronics CANNOT be placed in the recycling cart.
  • Should you choose to bag recyclables you place into the cart, please use clear or transparent bags and leave open - do not tie or seal. Clear bags can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores.
  • Do not flatten or crush plastic or metal items. Do not place smaller items inside larger containers. All items should be loose and empty. Remove all food waste, plastic, Styrofoam & packing peanuts.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and cereal boxes to make room in the recycling cart. The lid on your container should shut.
  • Your recycling cart will not be picked up if it contains trash, yard waste or prohibited items.
  • Click here to view a 7-minute video showing what happens to your recyclables, dozens of recycling tip videos, and a Recycle Right Search Tool to verify if items are recyclable. For any remaining questions, please email or call (608) 257-4285.