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You can recycle many everyday items. All recyclable items go into the same blue "smart cart," with no sorting required. For best results, rinse items that contained food before recycling to minimize the chance for contamination. Please note that glass is not recyclable in smart carts at this time. Below is a list of accepted recyclable materials:



  • Junk mail, catalogs, and envelopes (no need to shred them)
  • Shredded personal documents
  • Boxes, such as cereal boxes, pasta boxes, frozen dinner boxes and drink cartons
  • Shoe boxes
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Phone books
  • Copy and computer paper -- white and colors
  • Protective paper wrapping on shoes, purses, etc.


  • All plastics #1 through #7 (look for the number inside the triangle)
  • Water/soda bottles (with lids removed)
  • Detergent, soap, and shampoo bottles (with lids removed)
  • Milk jugs
  • Butter, sour cream, and yogurt tubs
  • Syrup, peanut butter, and squeezable jelly bottles
  • Bottle caps are accepted for recycling but must be removed from the bottle or container before being placed in the recycling cart.


  • Clean aluminum, tin, and steel
  • Food cans for things like vegetables and soup
  • Metal drink cans - sodas, energy drinks, etc.
  • Other beverage cans
  • Empty aerosol spray cans




Please do not put the following items in your blue recycling bin:

  • Glass (Residents can take their glass to the J.C. Elliott Collection Center.)
  • Food waste or liquids
  • Containers with food residuals (like pizza boxes)
  • Wet paper products
  • Yard waste (grass trimmings, branches)
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Motor oil containers or household hazardous waste items
  • Garden hoses and electrical cords
  • Ammunition
  • Fencing