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What Can Be Recycled

Que se puede Reciclar

Some items that can be recycled are not accepted by the City's processing facility at this time. Items not accepted by the City's curbside recycling program may be collected by other agencies and businesses in the local area. Visit the M.e.t. for a full directory.
Please make sure all recyclables are empty and dry!

Thank you for recycling!

Blue Cart is For:

Blue Cart is NOT For:

  • Clear, Brown and Green Beverage Bottles (Including Beer, Juice, Liquor, Soda
    and Wine)
  • Clear, Brown and Green Food
    Jars (Including Jelly, Ketchup, Pickle, etc.)


  • Steel Food Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • EMPTY Aerosol Spray Cans
    (Air Fresheners, Cleaning Products,
    and Spray Paint)


  • Advertising/Junk Mail, and
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Cardboard Egg Cartons
  • Catalogs, Magazines and Phone
  • Cereal and Dry Food Boxes (Without Liners)
  • Colored or White Paper
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Newspaper
  • Paperback Books
  • Wrapping Paper (Nonmetallic Only)
  • EMPTY Pizza Boxes


  • Bathroom, Kitchen and Laundry
    Cleaning Bottles (Emptied)
  • Clamshell Containers
  • Clear Deli Trays
  • Conditioner and Shampoo Bottles (Emptied)
  • Dairy, Margarine and Yogurt Tubs (Emptied)
  • Detergent and Fabric-softener
    Bottles (Emptied)
  • Durable, Reusable Containers and
    Lids (Tupperware-type Materials)
  • Food Containers and Squeezable Bottles (Emptied)
    (Including Mayonnaise, Mustard,
    Salad Dressing, Syrup, Vegetable Oils, etc.)
  • Milk, Juice, Soda and Other Beverage Bottles and Their Caps (Emptied)
  • Air filters
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum trays
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances (anything with a cord or runs on a battery)
  • Ashes
  • Automotive fluids
  • Automotive parts
  • Backpacks
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Biological waste
  • Buckets/totes
  • Bubble wrap (all types)
  • Carpet/carpet pads/flooring
  • Car seats/booster seats
  • CDs/cassettes/vinyl records/DVDs/VHS tapes
  • Ceramicware
  • Chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer, gas)
  • Cigarettes/cigar butts
  • Flower pots (all types)
  • Clothes, textiles and blankets
  • Construction materials (commercial and residential)
  • Dead animal carcasses
  • Decorations
  • Diapers
  • Dryer lint
  • Eating utensils (any type)
  • Electronics (anything with a cord or runs on a battery)
  • Explosives
  • Fuel containers
  • Filters (air, furnace, gas and oil)
  • Firearms
  • Fluids/liquids (any type)
  • Food-soiled containers Food waste
  • Furniture/home decor (all types)
  • Gift bags
  • Glass (miscellaneous)
  • Grease/oils
  • Green/yard waste
  • Hair
  • Hangers
  • Hoses (all types)
  • Juice boxes/pouches
  • Kitchenware (pots, pans, cooking, baking, dishes and supplies)
  • Light bulbs (filament, fluorescent and CFL)
  • Loose shredded paper
  • Mattresses/cushions/pillows
  • Medical waste
  • Medications
  • Metal (except food cans)
  • Mini blinds
  • Paint (oil-based, latex and spray) Paint thinner/solvents
  • Paper towels/napkins/wipes Pet waste
  • Plastic bags/flexible film
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pools/pool covers
  • PPE (masks and gloves)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Ribbons/bows/glittery items
  • Rope/string lights (indoor/ outdoor, decorative, residential)
  • Rope/string
  • Sharps (scissors, needles, lancets and syringes)
  • Silverware (forks, knives, spoons and utensils)
  • Socks/shoes (any type)
  • Stains/varnishes
  • Styrofoam (all types)
  • Tarps
  • Thermostats Tile (all kinds)
  • Tissues (facial and toilet)
  • Tires/rims (all types)
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Trash/household refuse
  • Wax-coated paper products/cartons
  • Wood (including lumber, furniture and firewood)
  • Wires/cords
  • Wrapping paper (foiled, glitter or plastic)