WE RECYCLE accepts paper, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and glass. These products represent 75% of our daily household waste.

Download our materials lists for information on materials WE RECYCLE.

Recycling Facts

By converting waste into valuable products, recycling creates jobs, contributes feedstock to manufacturing and adds significant value to the entire U.S. economy.

Americans make up 5% of the world's population and create 50% of the world's garbage.

You use seven trees a year in paper, wood and other products made from trees. Over a lifetime, this amounts to approximately 525 trees - the amount of trees that would cover nearly an acre of land.

Over your lifetime, you throw out about 90,000 pounds of organic garbage that could be composted.

Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Oil can recycled, re-refined and used again, reducing our reliance on imported oil.

A survey was done and 9 out of 10 people surveyed said they would recycle more if it was easier. 

Sources: EPA and Earth 911

WE RECYCLE does NOT accept the following items for recycling

Non Recyclable Material

Paper

Wax paper, soiled paper, soiled napkins, and paper towels, pet food bags, and dryer sheets.

TIP: Keep shredded paper in a separate bag. This keeps it all together and it's easier to give to those who can reuse it.

Plastic

Any kind of plastic that has NO number for recycling. (e.g. Trash bags, Ziplock bags, inside cereal box plastic, bubble wrap, clear plastic wrap, some department store bags, potato chip bags, single cheese wrappers, 6-pack plastic, candy wrappers, and frozen vegetable and meat bags.)

TIP: Always look for a number 1-7 when recycling plastic.

Aluminum

Soiled aluminum foil and soiled tin cans.

Cardboard

Soiled cardboard (e.g. grease, mold, and paint cluttered cardboard).

TIP: Keep materials lose inside your bag. When materials are put into other bags or inside other plastic they cannot be sorted properly.

Glass

Window pane glass (e.g. tempered glass).

Bags

**Dry cleaning bags, produce bags, and grocery store bags are no longer recyclable (even if they have a number).

NO STYROFOAM

Although some Styrofoam will have the number #6 it is still considered non-recyclable. (e.g. To-go boxes and cups, Styrofoam dinnerware, Styrofoam packaging, and coolers.)

TIP: Bring your own To-go box to restaurants to avoid using Styrofoam. If you have purchased a product that used Styrofoam for packaging, use it for insulation or reuse it to pack up your breakables for storage.

 

Please make sure all materials are clean and dry before recycling - No Sorting Required

Paper

PaperOffice Paper, Newspaper, Brown Paper Bags, Magazines, Junk Mail, and Phone Books.

  • Flattened Cardboard

  • Paper Board (Cereal Boxes and Snack Boxes)

  • Paper Cardboard (Dairy and Juice Containers) 

Plastics

PlasticsPlastic bottles and containers (#1-#7)

#1 PE: Soda bottles, oven-ready meal trays, and water bottles. 

#2 HDPE: Milk bottles, detergent bottles, and spray bottles.

#3 PVC: Loose-leaf binders and plastic pipes.

#4 LDPE**: Squeezable bottles

#5 PP: Medicine bottles, drinking straws, and food containers (ketchup bottles, sour cream/butter/hummus tubs).

#6 PS: Compact disc jackets and plastic tableware.

#7 Other: Reusable water bottles, certain kinds of food containers, and Tupperware. 

GlassGlass and Aluminum

Glass including Glass Bottles and Jars

All colors of glass accepted: clear, blue, green and brown.

AluminumAluminum including Aluminum Cans

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Pie Tins

  • Tin Cans

  • Steel Cans

Cardboard

Corrugated cardboard paper board (cereal boxes and snack boxes), paper cardboard (dairy and juice cartons), and toilet paper and paper towel rolls.

E-Waste Drop-Off

All electronics and batteries must be brought to our drop-off location.
DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLING BAGS

FREE

  • Computer towers
  • Ink cartridges
  • Washers/dryers
  • Exercise equipment
  • Dishwashers
  • Cables/wires
  • Water heaters
  • Cell phones
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • iPods/iPads
  • Grills
  • Stoves

$3/lb

BATTERIES
  • Alkaline
  • ni-cad
  • ni-nh
  • li-ion
  • pb

*.15/lb

.20/lb

  • Radios/stereos
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Bathroom appliances
  • VCR/DVD players
  • Video game systems
  • Printers/scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Walkman/discman
  • Microwaves
  • Flashlights
  • Cameras
  • Telephones
  • Irons
  • Clocks
  • Toys
  • Toasters
  • Power tools
  • Lamps

*.25/lb

.30/lb

  • Computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Laptops

NOT
ACCEPTED

  • Gasoline/oil (must be empty)
  • Air conditioners
  • Smoke detectors
  • Broken monitors/TVs
  • Disassembled CRTs
  • Freon
  • Propane
  • Freezers
  • Heaters
  • Refrigerators
  • Water coolers

*Denotes Member Pricing


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