What types of recycling material can I place into the cart?

Anything you placed out previously can be placed into the cart. Also, there are now new materials that Allied Waste will accept, including plastics 1, 2 and 5 (see the question on identifying plastics), pizzas boxes that have minimal grease and food, and milk and juice aseptic containers.

Materials that can be placed in the single-sort recycling cart:

  • Newspaper and Newspaper Inserts
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Office/School Papers - colored paper also!
  • Cardboard
  • Boxboard - cereal, cake, and cracker boxes
  • Brown Paper Bags - grocery type
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin and Steel Cans - please rinse them
  • Glass Jars and Bottles
  • Plastic Milk Jugs and Containers
  • Plastic Containers - Numbers 1, 2 and 5, please rinse them, caps can be left on
  • Phone Books
  • Aseptic Juice and Milk Boxes and Containers
  • Pizza boxes - Free of grease
  • Pop and Beer packaging

Items that should not be placed in the recycling container:

  • No food waste, garbage, or yard waste
  • No food tainted items - used paper plates, towels, or napkins
  • No egg cartons
  • No ice cream cartons
  • No aluminum foil
  • No aerosol cans
  • No hazardous waste - compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs, oil, paint, or chemicals

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1. When is my recycling day?
2. What types of recycling material can I place into the cart?
3. What if I need a cart or don't know where to place it?
4. Where can I take yard waste like leaves, bush and tree trimmings, and grass clippings?
5. Where can I take oil, paint, or household hazardous waste?
6. What types of plastics can be placed into my recycling cart?
7. How can I get rid of my old television set or electronic devices?
8. What items can I put in my recycling cart?
9. What items should not go into the recycling cart?