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Solid Waste & Recycling Services

What is Single-Stream Recycling?

Single-Stream Recycling allows all recyclables to be placed in one container. There is no need to separate items such as cans, bottles, and plastics from newspapers, cardboard, etc.

Metal: Tin and aluminum cans, empty paint cans.

Glass: Jars and bottles.

Cardboard: Empty and flattened and loose.

Cartons: Milk, Juice, Soup, Flavored drink and Aseptic cartons are examples.

Mixed Paper: Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), phone books, food boxes (remove plastic liner), computer paper, flyers, wrapping paper (no foil or plastic wrap), soda and beer cartons (no food-soiled paper, please!)

Plastic Containers: Recycle #1 through #7 plastics ONLY (mostly beverage and detergent containers). Look for one of these numbers on the bottom of the container to see if it’s acceptable.

Unacceptable Materials: Ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, glass oven ware, pyrex, vision Ware, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, plastics without #1-#7 labeling, plastic bags, styrofoam packaging, bubble wrap, ­tissue or paper towels, metallic or coated paper, books, clothing and toys

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