Please remember when recycling to:

  • Place all recyclables loose in your toter. Do not bag your recycling.
  • Make sure your recyclables are clean, dry, and free of greasy foods.
  • Do not place plastic bags in your recycling toter. Plastic bags must be taken to a store drop-off location for recycling.
  • Check all plastic for the recycling symbol and number label 1-7. If there is no symbol, do not place it in your toter.
  • Break down any cardboard before placing in your toter.

All of the accepted items below can be placed in the same recycling toter, no sorting or bagging required! Although the numbers are relevant to plastics, no styrofoam (even with numbers) is acceptable. While the full list of acceptable materials may vary slightly, residents can typically recycle the following:


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