What’s Recyclable at the MRF?

Recycling Education Tools

 Don’t Bag Recyclables Poster

Don't Bag Recylables Poster

MRF Recycling Brochure

Recycling Brochure
(Tip: to print on letter sized paper
, click “Shrink oversized pages”)

Recycle Paper Poster

Recycle Paper Poster

Recycle Containers

Recycle Containers poster

   Recycling’s Most Unwanted Items…                  …and WHY they’re Unwanted!!!

Recycling's Most Unwanted Poster                                                      

Recycle Single Stream

Recycling Magnet

Spanish Magnet/Postcard

Recycle in the Kitchen

Recycle in the Bathroom

Recycle for the Holidays

Recycling is Happening
in Western Mass.

Detailed Yes / No list

School Cafeteria Recycling Signs:

Recycle Bottles, Juice Boxes, Cans

Recycle Milk & Juice Cartons
(Click for Milk Carton Recycling policy)

Trash: Don’t Recycle!


  • All paper and cardboard must be clean & dry
  • Junk mail – Plastic windows okay
  • Boxboard – Cereal, shoe, cracker boxes, clean pizza boxes, etc.  Remove plastic liners.
  • Newspapers/inserts
  • Magazines/catalogs
  • Paper bags
  • White and colored office paper
  • Computer paper
  • Corrugated cardboard – Flatten, remove tape. Do not tie with string.
  • Paperbacks and phone books -covers okay


  • Glass bottles/jars, only clear, green, or brown, less than 2.5 gallons – Labels, lids, neck rings, etc. are ok.
  • Aluminum, tin/steel cans and lids, and aluminum foil – Labels are ok.
  • EMPTY aerosol cans from health, beauty, laundry or food products only.  Do not puncture, pierce flatten or remove nozzles.
  • Milk & juice cartons (tent top), drink boxes – Remove straws & caps, flatten.
  • Plastic bottles, jars, and tubs. Caps, lids, and pumps are ok, but must be left on the container.  No loose caps or lids.
  • Clear plastic hinged containers (clamshells).  No clamshells that are black plastic, styrofoam or compostable.

Remember to rinse containers before recycling.

No light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex, ceramics, or broken glass.

No paint cans or other household metal objects.

No clothing or textiles.

No plastic bags, containers over 2.5 gallons, motor oil jugs, chemical or Styrofoam containers or flower pots.