Republic Services, Inc.

Waste Management & Recycling Services

Recycling Simplified

Follow these three simple guidelines for successful recycling.

1. Know what to throw

Make sure you’re putting the right materials in your recycling container—paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs.

  • Paper & Cardboard

Flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail can be recycled as long as they aren’t contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

  • Metal Cans

Before recycling food and drink cans, remove paper or plastic labels and clean out any residual materials.

  • Plastic

While hard plastic containers like water bottles, milk jugs and detergent containers can go in your container, flexible plastics like grocery bags, bubble wrap and polystyrene require special handling and can’t be recycled curbside.

2. Empty. Clean. Dry.

All recyclables should be free of food and liquid. One dirty item can contaminate an entire truckload, so make sure recyclables aren’t soiled or wet.

3. Don't bag it

Remember to never put your recyclables in containers or bags. Place recyclables into the container individually.


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