What items are prohibited in City recycling programs?
  • Plastic bags, plastic wrappers, or plastic film
  • Aluminum foil or pie tins 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Wax-coated paper material such as: paper cups, milk/juice cartons, paper plates, juice boxes, paper take-out containers
  • #3, #4, #6, or #7 plastic
  • Electronics/E-waste
  • Batteries of any kind 
  • Hazardous materials: asbestos, chemicals, oils, paints, cleaners, needles, etc. 
  • Medical waste: used gloves/masks, medicine
  • Diapers or personal hygiene products
  • Any #1 or #2 plastic that doesn’t have a threaded cap
  • Any plastic that doesn’t have a recycling symbol
  • Motor/gear oil containers
  • Drinking/wine glasses, or glass dishware
  • Vases or other ornamental glass 
  • Pyrex or other tempered glass
  • Window/door glass panes 
  • Light bulbs 
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Large storage bins
  • Plastics marked "compostable" or "biodegradable" 
  • Construction debris/wood 
  • Wax-coated, oily, greasy, or glossy cardboard/chipboard
  • Photographs
  • Ream wrappers or plastic wrappers
  • Telephone book magnets
  • Tyvek
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Facial tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissues
  • Toilet paper 

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1. What items are prohibited in City recycling programs?
2. Does the Recycling Division pay for aluminum cans or other materials?
3. Why do I need to separate my materials?
4. Where can I recycle appliances or electronics?
5. Where can I take hazardous material?
6. Will my curbside collection be cancelled due to bad weather?