What Can Be Recycled

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.
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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
    Containers (Including Jelly, Ketchup, Pickle, etc.)


  • Metal Food Cans and Their Caps
    or Lids (Emptied)
  • Soda and Other 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 Window
    Cleaning Bottles (Emptied)
  • CD Cases
  • Clamshell Containers
    (Those with a Black Base and
    Clear Lid)
  • Clear Deli Trays
  • Conditioner and Shampoo Bottles (Empties)
  • Dairy, Margarine and Yogurt Tubs (Emptied)
  • Detergent and Fabric-softener
    Bottles (Emptied)
  • Durable, Reusable Containers and
    Lids (Tupperware-type Materials)
  • Food Jars and Squeezable Bottles (Emptied)
    (Including Mayonnaise, Mustard,
    Salad Dressing, Syrup, Vegetable Oils, etc.)
  • Milk, Juice, Soda and Other Beverage Bottles and Their Caps (Emptied)
  • Over-the-Counter or Prescription Medicine Caps and Vials (Emptied)
  • Rigid Plastics (Laundry Baskets and Buckets-Must Fit Inside Recycling Cart with Lid Closed)
  • Stadium Cups (including plastic convenience store cups)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Trays
  • Appliances
  • Ashes
  • Auto Glass
  • Automotive Parts and Their Containers
  • Batteries
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Carpet and Carpet Pads
  • Ceramic Cups and Plates
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Clay Flowerpots
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Clothes, Clothing Accessories and Shoes
  • Construction Material
  • Cords
  • Crystal
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Dryer Lint
  • Electrical Cords
  • Electronics and Small Appliances (Coffeemakers, Microwaves, Toasters, etc.)
  • Facial Tissue, Paper Towels and Toilet Tissue
  • Flammable Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Food-soiled Containers
  • Food Waste
  • Garden/Water Hoses
  • Hazardous Chemicals (Including Herbicides, Gas, Oil and Pesticides)
  • Heat-resistant Ovenware
  • Helium Tank
  • Latex Paint Cans and Lids Containing Hardened or Solidified Paint
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste (Including Needles and Syringes)
  • Metal (Scrap)
  • Mirror Glass
  • Packing Peanuts or Styrofoam
  • Paint Thinner, Stain and Varnish
  • Paper Towels
  • Pet Waste
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic or Wax-Coated Boxes
  • Plastic Eating Utensils
  • Plastic Straps
  • Pools
  • Pool Covers and Tarps
  • Pots and Pans
  • Rope
  • Scissors and Other Sharp Items
  • Spray Paint
  • Styrofoam
  • Shoes
  • Tires (all types)
  • Toys
  • Wax-coated Paper Products
  • Wires
  • Wood (Including Lumber and Furniture)