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Recycling

Plastic, Metal, and Glass

ALL CONTAINERS MUST BE EMPTIED, RINSED, WITH CAPS REATTACHED. 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

  • Bottles, jugs and jars (lids/caps reattached)
  • Tubs, pails, buckets
  • Microwave food trays
  • Durable/reusable containers with lids reattached (i.e.-Tupperware)
  • Plant pots/containers
  • Broken laundry baskets/recycling bins
  • Non-Styrofoam takeout “clamshells”
  • “Blister” packaging from products
  • CD jewel cases
  • Cartons - milk and juice

not allowedUnacceptable plastic


  • Plastic bags/Product wrap (return to store)
  • Styrofoam i.e. takeout “clamshells,” egg cartons, cups, packing peanuts
  • Containers that held hazardous material (i.e. – pesticide, pool chemicals, antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
  • Prescription bottles
  • Bioplastics
  • Non-rinsed (dirty) items
  • Straws and utensils

Metals

thumbs up Acceptable clean metal items include:


  • Steel/Tin Cans
  • 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)

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:


  • Green, brown, and clear bottles, jugs, and jars (lids/caps reattached)

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

recycling poster