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Recycling

Plastic, Metal, and Glass


Monroe County has expanded its recycling progam! As of June 1, 2011, all plastic containers numbered one through seven may be recycled. Additionally, aluminum foil, foilware and household metal pots and pans will be accepted for recycling. See the county web announcement for more details.

ALL CONTAINERS MUST BE EMPTIED, RINSED, WITH CAPS REMOVED. Labels are acceptable.

You can recycle most clean containers, including:

Plastics

thumbs upAcceptable clean plastic items include all the following marked with these codes:

recycling codes

  • EMPTY Bottles, jugs and jars (lids/caps removed)
  • EMPTY Tubs, pails, buckets, lids, caps
  • EMPTY Microwave food trays
  • EMPTY Durable/reusable containers and lids (i.e.-Tupperware)
  • EMPTY Plant pots/containers
  • Broken laundry baskets/recycling bins
  • Non-Styrofoam takeout “clamshells”
  • Non-Styrofoam egg cartons
  • Forks, knives and spoons
  • “Blister” packaging from products
  • CD jewel cases

not allowedUnacceptable plastic


  • Capped bottles, jugs and jars
  • Styrofoam i.e. takeout “clamshells,” egg cartons, cups
  • Containers that held hazardous material (i.e. – pesticide, pool chemicals, antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
  • Prescription bottles
  • Bioplastics
  • Non-rinsed (dirty) items
  • Plastic Bags/Product Wrap (return to store)

Metals

thumbs up Acceptable clean metal items include:


  • EMPTY Steel/Tin Cans (including non-hazardous aerosol)
  • EMPTY Aluminum Cans/Bottles
  • Durable Kitchen Cookware (Pots, Pans & Lids)
  • Non-Durable Aluminum Foil and Foilware (pie pans, roast pans, etc.)
  • License Plates (should be cut in half or permanently defaced)
  • Metal lids/caps (from glass bottles/jars)

not allowedUnacceptable metal items


  • Utensils (knives, forks, ladles, etc.)
  • Paint Cans, PropaneTanks, Hazardous Aerosol – See HHW
  • Batteries
  • Large Scrap Metal

Glass

thumbs up Acceptable clean glass:


  • EMPTY green, brown, and clear bottles, jugs, and jars (lids/caps removed)

not allowedUnacceptable glass


  • Blue or other-colored items

Recycling Posters

Download and print these posters for your classroom, conference room, breakroom, dorm, or office.

Recycling flyer

flyer

For more information about recycling at the University of Rochester, contact:

Amy Kadrie

Recycling Coordinator
(585)362-5739
akadrie@
facilities.rochester.edu