What's Recyclable?

Accepted Recyclables

  • Accepted items include all paper products, cans, cardboard and plastics No. 1, 2 and 5. All accepted recyclables go into one cart — unsorted. Glass recyclables must go in the glass-recycling tote.

  • Always check your plastics for its number before placing it in your recycle cart. Most plastics are labeled with a number.

  • If you are not sure if your recyclable is accepted, throw it away in your trash cart or contact Customer Service.

Recycling Plastic

Accepted Plastics

Look for a recycle symbol on all plastic items. Only plastics labeled No. 1, 2 or 5 are accepted.

Place these items in your recycle cart.

  • Plastic No. 1: PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

    • Found in: Soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers; oven-safe food trays.

  • Plastic No. 2: HDPD (high density polyethylene)

    • Found in: Milk jugs; juice bottles; bleach, detergent and household cleaner bottles; shampoo bottles; motor oil bottles; butter and yogurt tubs; cereal box liners.

  • Plastic No. 5: PP (polypropylene)

    • Found in: Some yogurt containers; syrup and ketchup bottles; caps; straws; medicine bottles.

Unaccepted Plastics

Look for a recycle symbol on all plastic items. Plastics No. 3, 4, 6 and 7 are not accepted.

Place these items in your trash cart.

  • Plastic No. 3: V (vinyl) or PVC

    • Found in: Window cleaner and detergent bottles; shampoo bottles; cooking oil bottles; clear food packaging; wire jacketing; medical equipment; siding; windows; piping.

  • Plastic No. 4: LDPE (low density polyethylene)

    • Found in: Squeezable bottles; bread and frozen food packaging; dry cleaning and shopping bags; tote bags; clothing; furniture; carpet.

  • Plastic No. 6: PS (polystyrene)

    • Found in: Disposable plates and cups; meat trays; egg cartons; carry-out containers; aspirin bottles; compact disc cases; Styrofoam.

  • Plastic No. 7: Miscellaneous

    • Found in: Gallon-sized water bottles; bullet-proof materials; sunglasses; DVDs; iPod and computer cases; signs and displays; certain food containers; nylon.

Recycling Glass

Accepted Glass

Place these items in your tote.

  • Food and beverage bottles, drinking glasses, glass vases and glass cookware without metal pieces in any color.

Unaccepted Glass

Place these items in your trash cart.

  • Plastic or metal container lids, ceramics, light bulbs, mirror glass and window glass.


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