Curbside Recycling - What do I do with...

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Item Associated items Special Instructions What do I do with it?
Aerosol can (empty) spray cans, metal, hairspray, Pam, cooking oil spray Curbside Recycling
Aerosol can
(full or partially full)
spray cans, metal, hairspray, Pam, cooking oil spray There is no curbside collection for this household hazardous waste. DROP-OFF ONLY - Household Hazardous Waste
Aluminum baking tray Household Garbage; Drop-off - Scrap Metal
Aluminum foil metal, tinfoil, wrap, metallic wrapping, aluminium, tin foil Household Garbage; Drop-off - Scrap Metal
Aluminum pie plate metal, plates, pie plates, trays, aluminum  Household Garbage; Drop-off - Scrap Metal
Bathroom tissue facial tissue, Kleenex, toilet paper, baby wipes Household Garbage
Battery
(alkaline, household)
There is no curbside recycling collection for this item. Contact your County Solid Waste Department
Battery
(rechargeable, household)
lithium ion, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, nickel zinc, small sealed lead acid, Li-ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, SSLA  There is no curbside recycling collection for this item. Drop-off - Household Hazardous Waste
Beer bottle Empty and rinse all bottles. Remove and discard cap. Curbside Recycling
Beer can aluminum can Curbside Recycling
Birdseed bag (plastic) Household Garbage
Blister packaging gum, lozenges, medication, pills Household Garbage
Boxboard (no plastic liners) cereal box, detergent box, tissue box, cardboard, boxes, boxboard, paperboard, card stock, packaging, cracker box, coffee sleeve Flatten boxes, cut cardboard to no larger than 2’ x 2’.  Take plastic liners to store drop-off. Curbside Recycling
Broken glass (bottle, jar, jug) Curbside Recycling
Broken glass (window) mirror, ceramics, drinking glass Secure in sturdy container. Household Garbage
Bubble wrap bubblewrap, padding, shipping material There is no curbside recycling collection for this item.  Take to store drop-off. Reuse; Drop-off - Plastic Bags
Bucket (small) ice-cream Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Bucket (large) cat litter, 5-gallon Empty and rinse. Reuse; Drop-off - Tri-County Recycling
Cardboard can Pringles, canister, juice concentrate, nuts Household Garbage
Cartons soy, soup, juice, coconut, Tetra, milk, almond, Silk Remove and discard all screw caps. Curbside Recycling
Ceramics & drinking glasses glass, china, coffee mug Secure in sturdy container. Household Garbage
Chip bag snack food bags, chips, pretzel bag Household Garbage
Chip bag (compostable) Sun Chips compostable bag Household Garbage
Clothes textiles, clothes, shoes, pants, socks, t-shirt, shorts, clothing, baseball hat, belt, leather, jeans, polyester, running jacket, bib, scarf, hat, boots Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Coffee cup tray paper beverage tray Curbside Recycling
Cooking oil bottle Empty and rinse Curbside Recycling
Cardboard cardboard, boxes, paper, old corrugated cardboard, OCC, corrugated, fiberboard, moving, movers, big box, cardbox, Amazon Flatten boxes, cut cardboard to no larger than 2’ x 2’. Curbside Recycling
Cup (paper) coffee cup Put plastic lids in the garbage. Curbside Recycling
Cup (plastic) Solo, Big Gulp Put plastic lids & straws in the garbage. Curbside Recycling
Cup (Styrofoam) cup, PS 6, number 6, foam Household Garbage
Cutlery (compostable plastic) fork, knife, knives, spoon, cornstarch, biodegradable, PLA, utensils, tableware Household Garbage
Cutlery (plastic) fork, knife, knives, spoon, utensils, silverware (plastic), tableware Household Garbage
Deli Container tub, lunchmeat tray Empty and rinse.  Recycle plastic lid. Curbside Recycling
Diapers Household Garbage
Envelope mail Curbside Recycling
Envelope (padded) shipping Household Garbage
Envelope
(with plastic window)
Mail Curbside Recycling
Extension cord extension cable, string lights, wiring Drop-off - Scrap Metal
Flyers paper, print, printed paper, junk mail, flyer, brochures, non-addressed mail, ads, bulk, coupon, glossy Curbside Recycling
Folder (file) Paper only - no plastic coatings. Curbside Recycling
Folder (school) Paper only - no plastic coatings. Curbside Recycling
Food scraps Compost; Household Garbage
Glass bottle clear glass, brown glass, green glass, color glass Empty and rinse. Discard plastic cap. Curbside Recycling
Glass jar clear glass, brown glass, green glass, color glass Empty and rinse. Discard plastic cap. Remove & recycle metal cap. Curbside Recycling
Hangers
(wood, plastic, metal)
clothes hanger, closet accessories Donate; Household Garbage;
Drop-off - Scrap Metal
Hard cover book school book, diary, encyclopedia, text book Leave covers & binding on. Curbside Recycling
Ice cream carton (Paper) Household Garbage
Ice cream Carton (Plastic) pail, tub, bucket Empty and rinse.  Replace lid. Curbside Recycling
Juice box (no straws) drinking box, cartons, containers, Tetra pak, packs, beverages, juice, drink Plastic straws go in garbage. Curbside Recycling
Juice or drinking pouch stand-up flexible pouches, packets, Capri-Sun, bags, beverages, Bibo, Capri Sun, Hi-C, fruit juice, Kool-Aid Jammers Household Garbage
Kitchenware plates, dishes, bowls, dish drainer, tupperware Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Liquor bottle alcohol, beer, wine, spirit, rum, vodka, gin, whisky, bag-in-box, TetraPak, bottle, boxed wine Empty and rinse. Remove and discard cap. Curbside Recycling
Magazine calendar, subscription Curbside Recycling
Metal beverage can pop can, soda can, tin can, beer can, juice can Curbside Recycling
Metal food can soup can, tin can, tuna can, bi-metal can, cat food can, dog food can Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Milk carton gable top, wax coated, school milk, quart, gallon, cream, half & half, Egg Beaters, Premier Protein, Boost, almond, Silk, soy Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Mirror To avoid mirror shattering, place tape across in an "X" pattern. Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Motor oil bottles (empty) engine oil bottles, motor oil jugs, antifreeze jug, fuel additive Household Garbage
Newspaper news, newsprint Curbside Recycling
Paper computer paper, writing paper, notebook paper, notebook, bills, receipts, loose leaf Curbside Recycling
Paper egg carton cardboard egg carton Curbside Recycling
Paper napkins napkins, serviettes, disposable, absorbent paper, soiled, paper towel Household Garbage
Paper plate picnic plate, disposable plate, disposable bowl, single-use Household Garbage
Paper take-out food container plates, disposable cups, compostable paper, take out, delivery, chinese Household Garbage
Paper towel roll Curbside Recycling
Paper towels napkin, absorbent paper, kitchen toweling Household Garbage
Paperback book book, novel Leave covers & binding on. Curbside Recycling
Parchment paper baking paper Household Garbage
Pellet stove fuel bag wood pellet bag Household Garbage
Pesticide jug (empty) pesticide, insecticide, lawn chemical bottles & jugs Household Garbage
Pet food bag Household Garbage
Phone book paper, printed paper, print, telephone directory, telephone book, yellow pages Curbside Recycling
Pizza box
(empty, grease ok)
Curbside Recycling
Plastic "clam shell" container clear clam shell containers, berry containers, croissants containers, clamshell, cherry tomato container, plastic bakery container, donuts, cookies Empty and rinse containers. Curbside Recycling
Plastic bag shopping bag, grocery bag There is no curbside recycling collection for this item.  Clean and dry.  Take to store drop-off. Reuse; Drop-off - Plastic Bags
Plastic baggies ziploc, snack bag, sandwich bag There is no curbside recycling collection for this item.  Clean and dry.  Take to store drop-off. Reuse; Drop-off - Plastic Bags
Plastic bathroom bottle soap, shampoo, conditioner, cleaner Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic beverage bottle Empty and rinse. Replace caps & lids. Curbside Recycling
Plastic bottle pop, soda, water, tea, juice Empty and rinse. Replace caps & lids. Curbside Recycling
Plastic bottle cap (loose) Must be attached to a bottle to recycle. Household Garbage
Plastic cup lid Coffee cup lids, soda cup lid Household Garbage
Plastic detergent bottle cleaning bottle, laundry detergent, laundry soap, soap bottle Empty and rinse.  Replace caps & lids. Curbside Recycling
Plastic egg carton (clear)  Curbside Recycling
Plastic egg carton (foam) Household Garbage
Plastic liner cereal bag There is no curbside recycling collection for this item.  Take to store drop-off. Drop-off - Plastic Bags
Plastic milk jug water bottle, pop bottle, soda bottle, soap Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic packaging (molded) battery packaging, clear package, plastic molding, non-food plastic package, non-food PET thermoform  Household Garbage
Plastic plant pots & trays flower pots, flower trays Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Plastic plate picnic plate Household Garbage
Plastic sauce bottle ketchup bottle, mustard bottle, relish bottle, bbq sauce bottle, salad dressing Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic single-serve food container applesauce, pudding cup, single serve fruit cup, Lunchable, Dunkaroo Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Plastic soap bottle soap, shampoo, conditioner Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic soda bottle pop bottle, soda bottle, water bottle, juice bottle Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic straw Household Garbage
Plastic take-out container black and clear plastic take-out containers, packaging, take-out, prepared meal tray, fast food, take out, delivery, freezer meal tray, microwavable meal tray, steamer basket Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Plastic toy Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Plastic tubs & lids (food) cottage cheese, cream cheese, dips, margarine, yogurt tubs & lids, deli container Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Plastic water bottle water, pop, soda Empty and rinse.  Replace cap. Curbside Recycling
Plastic wrap cling wrap, saran wrap, wrapping, wrap, plastic wrap, stretch wrap, celophane  There is no curbside recycling collection for this item.  Take to store drop-off. Drop-off - Plastic Bags
Popcorn bag microwaveable bags Household Garbage
Popsicle sticks & toothpicks Must be wood to compost. Compost; Household Garbage
Potting soil bag Household Garbage
Propane cylinder (empty) There is no curbside collection for this item. DROP-OFF ONLY - Scrap Metal
Sharps (medical) needles, syrings, lancets, pharmaceutical It is illegal to put sharps in your recycling or garbage.  Sharps must be placed inside a labeled, sealed container. DROP-OFF ONLY - Sharps Collection
Shoes (paired) Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage.
Shredded paper Place in paper bag, secure and label. Curbside Recycling
Single-serve coffee pod & disk coffee puck, coffee capsules, coffee pods, Kuerig, Nespresso, Tassimo, k-cups, coffee cartridges, tea discs Household Garbage
Soft cover book paperback book Curbside Recycling
Soup box Tetra Pak, cartons, containers, packs, aseptic, polycoat, broth, wax coated Empty and rinse.  Discard cap. Curbside Recycling
String, twine rope, yarn Bundle and secure.  Household Garbage
Styrofoam polystyrene, PS 6, number 6, foam Household Garbage
Styrofoam egg carton Foam egg carton, polystyrene, PS 6, number 6 Household Garbage
Styrofoam packaging nut polystyrene, PS 6, number 6, foam, peanut, packing  Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Textiles clothing, shirt, pants, jeans, bedding, sheets, curtains, bath towel, washcloth, kitchen towel, shoes, boots, jacket, scarf, belt Reuse; Donate; Household Garbage
Toilet paper roll toilet paper, toilet paper tube Curbside Recycling
Toothpaste tube Household Garbage
Wax paper waxed, freezer paper Household Garbage
Window To avoid glass shattering, place tape across in an "X" pattern. Household Garbage
Wide mouth food jar (plastic or glass) canning jar, peanut butter jar Empty and rinse. Curbside Recycling
Wine bottle Empty and rinse all bottles.  Discard cork or cap. Curbside Recycling
Wrapper candy bar wrapper, chocolate bar, granola bar, protein bar, candy wrapper, snack Household Garbage
Wrapping paper (foil) Household Garbage
Wrapping paper
(paper only)
gift wrap No tissue paper, no foil or plastic coating.  Curbside Recycling

Certain items such as tires, yard waste, vehicle batteries, used oil, used oil filters, appliances and electronics are banned from landfill disposal and are not allowed in your curbside recycling or trash bins. To learn about disposal options for banned materials visit your County Solid Waste Department or Municipal Office website.

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