A higher than usual amount of materials that cannot be recycled is being thrown into recycling curbies by City refuse customers. Although you might think this is not a big deal, it can have huge consequences. If the truck load contains enough non-recyclable materials, the load may be rejected by the recycling plant resulting in the entire load of materials, 99% of which could have been recycled, ending up in a landfill. So you can see why an important part of the process is to recycle "right". With that in mind, here's what is acceptable and what is not able to be recycled in your curbie.
Accepted Items: • Paperboard Boxes • Aluminum & Metal Food & Beverage Cans • Food & Beverage Glass Bottles & Jars • Newspapers, Junk Mail & Greeting Cards • #1, 2, 4, & 5 Plastic Food & Beverage Containers
Unaccepted Items: • No Plastic bags, wrap or films • Styrofoam packaging, containers or cups • Ceramics, pyrex, dishes or drinking glasses • Auto or window glass, mirrors or light bulbs • Wallpaper, gift paper, tissue paper, sticker release paper, or wrapping paper • Coffee filters or tea bags • Candy/gum wrappers, plastic 4 or 6 pack holders • Oil, antifreeze or fuel containers • Photos, transparencies or slides • Razors, needles or sharps • Yard waste, weeds, wood, or brush • Pillow envelopes • Packing peanuts • Lawn chairs or furniture • Flower pots • Carpet • Clothing or blankets • Shredded paper • Holiday lights or extension cords • Batteries of any kind. • Pizza delivery boxes • Plastic clam shell food containers
Please follow these guidelines carefully:
Flatten all cardboard boxes. No need to remove stamps, address labels, tape, paper clips, staples, wire, metal fasteners, rubber bands, spiral bindings, caps, lids or plastic tabs. Do not flatten plastic containers. Empty & rinse all containers. Paper bags are accepted. Plastic bags are not accepted.
Thank you for recycling!! Recycling Questions? Give LJP a call at 507-625-1968