Accepted items include
• Aluminum cans, trays & foil
• Steel cans & tins
• Milk & juice cartons
• Glass bottles & jars (clear, brown & green)
• PET beverage containers (#1 clear & green plastic resin)
• HDPE detergent containers (#2 clear plastic resin)
• PVC narrow neck containers (#3 plastic resin)
• LDPE grocery containers (#4 plastic resin)
• PP grocery containers (#5 & #7 plastic resin)
• Plastic buckets– no metal handles, 5 gal. max)
• Newspaper (including inserts – remove plastic sleeves)
• Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)
• Kraft (brown paper) bags
• Catalogs & telephone books
• Office, computer, notebook & gift wrap paper (no metal clips, spirals or bindings)
• Chipboard (cereal, cake & food mix boxes, gift boxes & shoe boxes)
• Junk mail & envelopes (no plastic cards, stick-on labels or unused stamps)
• Paperback books
All containers must be emptied and rinsed clean. Plastic bags should be returned to the department or grocery store.
• Hazardous chemical containers
• Plastic film such as plastic sheets, tarps or wraps
• Expanded foam such as Jacuzzi covers and arts & crafts materials
• Clear polystyrene (#6 plastic resin) clear carry-out containers, vitamin bottles, fast food spoons, knives & forks
• Dinnerware & ceramics
• Window glass
• Hardcover books
Items that may be placed in the green recycling container: Any plastic container used for food, beverages or detergent (no plastic bags). Any aluminum, tin, steel or glass container used for food or beverages. Empty aerosol cans and plastic six-pack rings.
Items to be property bundled or paper-bagged securely and placed next to the green recycling container: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, “junk” mail and high-grade paper. Flattened corrugated cardboard boxes and chipboard such as cereal boxes, laundry and soap boxes.
If you are in doubt about whether an item is acceptable, call our scavenger at (630) 333-3591. If the material in the green recycling bin includes non-recyclable items, the remaining materials will not be picked up.