Recycling

Re-use a plastic bottle instead of reaching for a new one. 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to make bottles every year -- a waste that could provide electricity to 250,000 homes instead.

Re-use grocery bags. Globally, we use as many as 1 million new plastic bags every minute at a cost of 2.2 billion gallons of oil each year.

THESE CAN BE RECYCLED

PAPER
Newspapers and shopping inserts
Junk mail
Magazines
White or colored printed paper
Mail and office paper
Plastic window envelopes

GLASS
Clear, Green, or Brown Glass Bottles and Jars – rinse, discard caps – labels can stay on – metal rings must be removed

METAL
Aluminum Cans
Steel Cans
Steel Jar Lids – Please Rinse all Cans

PLASTIC
Plastic bottles with necks
Natural and colored containers such as milk, water, soda, liquor, juice, detergent, and bleach
Bottles marked either PET No. 12 or HDPE No. 2 on bottom – rinse bottles and discard caps

 

THESE CAN’T BE RECYCLED

PAPER
Brown bags – recycle at grocery store
Cardboard
Fiberboard such as cereal or tissue Boxes
Paper Towels
Paper plates, cups or napkins
Gift wrap
Tissues or tissue paper
Food wrap
Pizza boxes
Egg cartons
Paper mixed with food or wax

GLASS
Windows, mirrors, windshields, plate glass, coffee pots, light bulbs, eye glasses, ceramics and dishes, drinking glasses, crystal, vases and pottery

METAL
Paint cans, toxic material, aerosol cans, aluminum pie tins, deli trays, aluminum foil, kitchen utensils, tin roofs, aluminum siding, window frames, metal building materials, tools, machines, appliances, auto parts, lawn furniture

PLASTIC
Pool supply containers, herbicide or pesticide containers, toys, diapers, cellophane, plastic bags, clothes hangers, microwave trays, toxic material, styrofoam, flower pots, PVC, lawn furniture, containers, dishes, cups, and other plastic ware, auto product containers