Dos and Don’ts

There is a right way to recycle and a wrong way. Follow our guidelines below.


Sort your recyclables by material, such as paper, plastic, and metal.

Rinse off any food residue from containers before recycling.
Flatten cardboard boxes and cartons.
Remove any plastic bags or wraps from your recyclables.
Check with your local recycling program for any specific guidelines or materials they accept.


Don’t mix different materials together, such as paper and plastic.
Don’t recycle materials that are contaminated with food or other waste.
Don’t put plastic bags or wraps in with your recyclables.
Don’t recycle items that are not on the list of accepted materials by your local recycling program.
Don’t put hazardous materials, such as chemicals or batteries, in with your recyclables.

We offer special recycling events that you won’t want to miss.