Recycling Guidelines - Curbside Service

Sanitation Recycling Guidelines for Curbside Service 

Plastics marked #3 through #7 are not accepted. These are items as yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, margarine tubs, prescription drug containers, and other hard plastics.   

Accepted recyclables, such as plastics marked #1 and #2, should be placed loose in your polycart. If you like to carry them out in a bag, please use a paper bag and place in cart.  Paper bags are recyclable and don't interfere with the machinery that separates the recycle stream. 

Do not use plastic bags to carry out recyclables. These are not allowed in the recycle stream since they get caught in the machinery at the separator facility.  If you have plastic bags, they can be taken to Walmart of Target for proper recycling. 

For more information, please see the following links:

We CAN accept:

  • Aluminum:  Empty Aluminum Cans
  • Paper: Newspapers, Office Paper, Magazines, Advertising Inserts, Junk Mail and Phone Books, paper pieces should be larger than a credit card
  • Plastics #1 and #2: Clean Milk Jugs, Beverage Containers, Detergent Jugs, Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles (Stamped #1 or #2 on the bottom.) 
  • Steel and Tin: Clean Food Cans and Lids (empty cans only)
  • Paperboard: Cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes (no wax coated paperboard)
  • Cardboard and Paper Bags (Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces)

We CANNOT accept:

  • Garbage, Food Residue, Chemicals 
  • Aluminum: Aluminum Foil and/or Trays, Aerosol Cans or Paint Cans
  • Glass of any kind
  • Paper: Tissue, Disposable Diapers or Rags, Wrapping Paper, Food-Soiled paper (such as pizza or fast food boxes), Books
  • Plastics #3-7: Juice, yogurt, dairy, margarine tubs, prescription vials, garden pots or flats, plastic trays, cups and plates. Toxic Containers (such as motor oil), Plastic stretch wrap, Hangers
  • Plastic Bags (shopping bags, garbage bags around recycling content, plastic bags around shredded paper, etc.)
  • Other: Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts or Tissue
  • Medical Waste
  • Household Cleaners
  • Tires

Make sure to empty and rinse all containers!

To find your collection day, view our interactive Residential Sanitation Collection Maps and click on "Recycle Day and Week".

Learn more about responsible recycling and other options for disposing of hazardous waste through Household Hazardous Waste Facility Services here.