Blue Cart Guide

Carton Recycling is here. Styrofoam Recycling too!

We are pleased to say that the list of recyclable items keeps growing! Here you will find the expanded and complete list of items that are and are not recyclable. Your blue cart has a sticker inside the lid identifying what can and cannot be placed inside. Download a PDF of the latest Blue Cart Cheat Sheet.

Most consumer products come in some form of packaging consisting of cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum or glass. When in doubt, if you can rip it or tear it, it can probably be recycled. There is no need to separate inserts from the newspaper, there is no need to go to wash your glass jars and bottles, simply dispose of any food or liquid remanent and put them in the blue recycle cart. The only real work that should be done by you is flattening large cardboard boxes so they will properly fit into the blue cart. Finally, if you are not sure if an item is recyclable, toss it the Blue Cart.

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PAPER
All clean, dry paper, including:
Computer paper
Ledger
Wrapping
Arts & crafts
Unwanted mail
Flyers
Phone books
Note cards
Newspapers
(remove from plastic wrapper)
Blueprints
Books & Magazines
File folders
Paper bags & tubes
Post-it notes
All envelopes
(including those with
plastic windows)
Catalogs
Tissue boxes
Chip board
Cardboard (flatten boxes)
Pizza Boxes
Cardboard cartons
(remove plastic encasement)
Cereal boxes & Cracker Boxes
(remove inner plastic liner)
Egg Cartons
Aseptic containers
(Soy Milk & Chicken Broth boxes)

METAL
All aluminum, tin, metal &
bi-metal cans, including:
Beverage
(remove plastic 6
& 12-pack rings)
Juice
Soap
Coffee Cans
Vegetable
Pet food
Pie Tins
Aluminum foil
Empty paint and aerosol cans
Metal Clothes Hangers

PLASTIC
All plastics numbered 1-7

Empty plastic bottles, including:
Soda
Juice
Detergent
Bleach
Shampoo
Lotion
Mouthwash
Dishwashing liquid
Milk jugs
Margarine and yogurt tubs
Cottage cheese tubs
Plastic Planters
Food and blister packaging

All plastic bags, including
Grocery bags
Dry cleaner bags
Newspaper Bags
All clean film plastic

Miscellaneous plastics, including:
Styrofoam
Coat Hangers
Non-electric plastic toys
Swimming pools
Laundry baskets
Old crates
Old trash cans

GLASS
All glass bottles and jars
(remove lids), including:
Soda
Wine
Beer
Spaghetti sauce
Pickle, etc.
Broken Bottles

Please do not place the following NON-RECYCLABLES into the blue cart: Contaminated or soiled paper, clothing, window or auto glass, fluorescent lights, electronics, and hazardous materials such as batteries, pesticides, and paints. Also, no plastic tarps, plastic hoses, or vacuum bags.