Four minor changes in our recycling guidelines went into effect on July 1, 2020.
We have updated the recycling guides on this page to reflect these changes:
Shredded paper and aerosol cans are no longer accepted in recycling.
Clear plastic cups and egg cartons are now considered acceptable in recycling.
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Recycling Education Tools
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Recycle Single Stream
School Cafeteria Recycling Signs:
- 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.
- Paper bags
- White and colored office 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.
- Milk & juice cartons (tent top), drink boxes – Remove straws & caps, flatten.
- Plastic bottles, jars, and tubs. Caps and lids 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.