Recycling Guidelines

A statewide task force was formed in 2018 to address the issue of recycling contamination. Based on audits performed by the recycling industry, one in four items placed in the recycling cart is not recyclable which has led to increased contamination.

In an effort to help reduce contamination new local guidelines have been established. A Spanish version will be available shortly!                            *Please note, these guidelines are fluid and can change regularly, please check back!

Please review the items we have listed in the NO area of the guidelines. These items are causing the most problems for the recycling facilities. If we can get those items out of the recycling cart we will have improved the value of recycling significantly. 

Thank you for recycling.

Recycling GuidelinesHR Final 2018

SWANA Recycling Contamination Video

SWANA Video 11.2018

NBC Investigates Video

NBC Video Sept 2018

Recycle Actually Video

Recycling Partnership Recycle Actually 2018
 ***PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THE ITEMS MENTIONED BELOW IN YOUR RECYCLING CART***

Plastic Bags or Product Wrap

NO Plastic Bag Symbol

Food, Diapers, Needles, etc.

NO YUCK Symbol

Hangers, Rope, Hoses, Cords

NO Tanglers Symbol



NOT FOR RECYCLING!

Large Items

NO Large Items Symbol

Clothing and Shoes

NO Clothing and Shoes Symbol
Do Not Bag your Recyclables
Do NOT bag
PLEASE PUT THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW IN YOUR RECYCLING CART

Metals

Metals

Paper & Cardboard

Papers

Glass (food grade)

Glass

Plastics

Plastics

Cartons (with the caps)

Cartons
No Plastic Bags