What Can I Recycle?

NEWSPAPER, Gray cardboard, cereal boxes, tissue boxes, toilet paper & paper towel rolls and gift boxes.

DO: Recycle all newspaper weeklies and dailies, including glossy inserts.

HOW: Place newspapers in a brown paper bag, loose in a recycling bin or in a corrugated cardboard box.

DON'T: Bundle or place in plastic bags.

PHONE BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND JUNK MAIL:

DO: Recycle all old phone books, magazines, office paper, brochures, catalogs (colored, glossy periodicals and merchandise catalogs) and junk mail (letters, all types of envelopes including ones that have cellophane windows)

HOW: Place with newspapers in a brown paper bag, loose in a recycling bin, or in a corrugated cardboard box.

DON'T: Bundle or place in plastic bags. Don't recycle paperback or hardcover books, carbon paper or gift-wrapping paper.

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD AND BROWN PAPER BAGS:

DO: Recycle corrugated cardboard boxes and brown paper bags.

HOW: Cardboard must be cleaned of excessive amounts of plastic adhesive tape. There is no need to remove staples. Flatten and tie boxes and bags with string, or place all flattened corrugated boxes inside another corrugated cardboard box and place all brown bags inside another brown bag.

DON'T: Waxed cardboard, plastic and styrofoam packing materials (such as poultry and meat cartons) are not recyclable. Put these items in the garbage.

GLASS

Glass Jars only - A common error residents make in recycling is the inclusion of ceramic ware, such as dishes and coffee mugs, in their commingled bins. These items contaminate the County's recycling facility's glass backs and thereby reduce the revenue the County receives for glass products.

PLASTIC

Plastic with Numbers 1 thru 7 - Plastic bags and plastic flowerpots should not be included in your recycling bins. These items should be made part of your regular household garbage pick-up.