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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Reduction and reuse are the most effective and desirable ways to save natural resources, protect the environment and save money. The phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is placed in that order to demonstrate best practices for a better environment.






REDUCE & REUSE
RECYCLE

Single Stream Recycling
Easier than ever, just mix all recycling together!

Mixed Paper

  • File folders and office paper
  • Flattened paperboard and paper bags
  • Junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Paperback books
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • White and colored paper

Plastics - Bottles, jars, jugs, tubs #1 - 7

  • Beverage bottles
  • Gallon jugs
  • Food bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs
  • Must be clean and dry.  Please discard all food and liquid.
  • NO styrofoam

Aluminum and Steel Cans

  • Beer, juice, and soda cans
  • Food cans
  • Aerosol cans (Must be completely empty.)
  • Must be clean and dry.  Please discard all food and liquid.

Glass - Bottles, jars, and jugs

  • Food jars
  • Beer, juice, and soda bottles
  • Wine and spirit bottles
  • Must be clean and dry.  Please discard all food and liquid.
  • NO plate glass (windows) or dinnerware (Pyrex, etc.)

Cardboard

  • Must be flattened and either bundled or placed inside another cardboard box for collection.
  • Do not mix trash and food waste with cardboard.