If you want to help the environment and hold down landfill costs, or just save room in your big Big Blue, you'll like our weekly curbside recycling service. Just put your recyclables into your Little Blue and place it at the curb by 6 a.m. on the same day as your regular trash service.

For information about how to recycle items you can't put in your Little Blue, check out our Beyond the Bin page.

What to put in your recycle bin 

Plastics # 1-7 

Containers should be empty. No need to remove labels.

  • Milk, juice, pop and water bottles
  • Yogurt, dairy and margarine tubs
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Detergent, fabric softener bottles
  • Prescription vials - empty
  • Clean garden pots or flats
  • Rigid packaging material
  • (no Styrofoam)

Glass

Empty, and remove lids. No need to remove labels.

  • Glass bottles and jars – any color
  • Mason jars

 Aluminum and Tin Cans 

Empty, and remove lids. No need to remove labels.

  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel or tin cans
  • Clean aluminum foil and foil trays

Paper

  • Newspaper
  • Shredded paper
  • Advertising inserts
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Paperback books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Phone books

What not to put in your recycle bin 

Plastics 

  • Styrofoam containers, cups or plates (even those with recycle symbol 6)
  • Styrofoam blocks
  • Plastic film shopping bags
  • Dry cleaner bags
  • Packing peanuts
  • Blister packs or bubble wrap
  • Plastic stretch wrap
  • 5-gallon bottles
  • Toxic containers* (motor oil, etc.)
  • Automotive plastics
  • Household or storage containers
  • Hoses or lawn furniture

Glass

  • Broken glass
  • Mirrors
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Light bulbs* 

Paper

  • Soiled or wet newspaper
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Food-soiled paper (pizza or carry-out boxes)
  • Disposable diapers or rags
  • Ribbons or wrapping paper
  • Hardback books
  • Frozen-food boxes
  • Coated containers (juice boxes or milk cartons)

Cardboard

  • Wax or plastic coated cardboard
  • Cereal, food or gift boxes

Metals

  • Aerosol cans or paint cans*
  • Hangers
  • Metal caps or lids
  • Oil containers
  • Scrap metal
  • Pots or pans

We’ll leave these items in the bin so you can put them in Big Blue for the next weekly pickup.

* Take these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.