OK FOR SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

GLASS    
Beverage bottles (soda, milk, etc.), canning, sauce, condiment and jelly jars – all colors.

METAL    
Aluminum, steel and tin cans; clean aluminum foil wrap; single-use baking pans.

PAPER    
Junk and regular mail, ad fliers, catalogues, copy and computer paper, colored paper, cardstock, corrugated cardboard, envelopes, non-metallic gift-wrap, magazines, newspapers, paperboard (cereal, tissue, shoe, etc., boxes), gable-top containers (milk  and juice) and frozen food boxes.

PLASTIC    
All narrow and wide-neck food and beverage containers (#1-7) including soda, juice and milk bottles; yogurt, margarine and sour cream containers; all rigid plastics such as buckets, crates and totes; cups and food trays, when labeled; nursery flowerpots, fully-plastic lawn, baby, children’s furniture; coolers, playground equipment and toys; garbage cans, waste and laundry baskets (labeled for recycling).

NOT OK FOR SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

GLASS    
Baking and cooking dishes* (Corning etc.); plates and drinking glasses* including crystal, mirror and window glass.

METAL    
Aerosol cans (paint, hair and bug sprays); gasoline, oil, pesticide and herbicide cans; loose metal clothes hangers*, building hardware; metal scraps, strips and straps; paperclips and staples; pots and pans; and eating and cooking utensils.

PAPER    
Carbon copy and thermal fax papers; laminated paper; metallic gift wrap; soiled paper food wrappings, plates, cups, napkins, tissues and towels; photographs; wax paper; and foil-lined paper pet food bags.

PLASTIC    
Hinged/clamshell containers (take-out, salad, herb, fruit, etc., containers); bubble wrap*; chip bags, candy and gum wrappers; cutlery and utensils; styrofoam* cups, plates and take-out containers; packing peanuts*; other packing hard plastics; pesticide, herbicide, motor oil and other toxic material containers; loose cling wrap; plastic bags* (vegetable, newspaper, grocery, dry cleaning, etc.); six-pack rings.

*Check the RRLRAIA Area Alternate Recycle and Reuse reference for other options.