METAL (all kinds)


     metal cans   (soup, pet food, empty aerosol cans, dried-out paint cans, etc.)

     aluminum foil wrap & traysmetal caps & lids

     household metal     (wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, knives, small  

                                         appliances that are mostly metal, certain vehicle license

                                         plates, etc.)

Bulk metal      (large metal items, such as furniture, cabinets, large appliances, etc.)


GLASS    (bottles & jars)


PLASTIC (rigid plastics) 

     plastic bottles, jugs & jars, rigid plastic caps & lids rigid plastic food containers

     (yogurt, deli, hummus, dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, "clamshell" containers,

      other plastic take-out containers)


rigid plastic non-food containersrigid plastic packaging

     ("blister-pak" and "clamshell" consumer packaging, acetate boxes)rigid plastic


housewares (flower pots, mixing bowls, plastic appliances, etc.)


bulk rigid plastic      (crates, buckets, pails, furniture, large toys, large appliances, etc.)




food & beverage cartons & drink boxes

     (or any such cartons and aseptic packagingthat hold beverages and food: ice tea,

      soy milk, soup, etc.)


Empty and rinse containers before recycling.


Place all together in CLEAR bags, or in any bin labeled with BLUE recycling decals or marked "METAL, GLASS & PLASTIC".

Recycle caps & lids.

Wrap knives or similar sharp metal objects in cardboard (such as a piece of cereal box) and secure with tape.


Label the package "CAUTION: SHARP" and place with other designated metal, glass, plastic recyclables. For Home Sharps/Hypodermics, seeHousehold Medical Wastes.


Place bulk metal or plastic next to recycling bins or bags.



Don't include the following with your metal, glass, plastic & carton recycling:


     plastic foam items

          (foam cups, foam egg cartons, foam trays, foam packing peanuts, foam

           sporting equipment, etc.)

     plastic bags,


     shower curtains,

     all kinds of plastic "film"containers that held dangerous or corrosive chemicals


     (plastic, metal, or any material)

     plastic tubes    (toothpaste, lotion, and cosmetics, etc.)

     single-serve food and drink squeezable pouches

          (juice pouches, baby food squeeze pouches, yogurt to go pouches, etc.)

     cassette and VHS tapespens & markers

          (plastic, metal, or any material)

     disposable razors3-ring binders

          (if separate the metal rings, can recycle the metal)

     umbrellasgarden hosesluggage (plastic or textile)

     spongessports balls

          (basket balls, bowling balls, soccer balls, footballs, yoga balls, etc.)

    any glass items other than glass bottle & jars

          (mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics, glassware, etc.)

     batteries           (take batteries out of toys before recycling)

     electronics       (computers, TVs, and related devices)

     extension cords and Christmas tree lights