Accepted Materials

Download a printable version of our Accepted Materials List with images of accepted items to post in your home or business.

Recycling

Recyclable items

  • Bottles - 8 oz and larger
  • Jugs - milk, laundry, etc.
  • Tubs - dairy, coffee (NO clear tubs)
  • Buckets
  • Rigid plant pots

  • Newspaper, mail, magazines
  • Paperback books
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Office paper (NOT shredded)
  • Cardboard boxes - cereal, soda, frozen meal, shoe
  • Egg cartons
  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Aseptic cartons - soy, broth, etc.

  • Aluminum cans
  • Small & large cans - soup, peaches, coffee, etc.
  • Metal pots or pans (NO lids)
  • Glass jars - pickle, sauce, etc.
  • Glass bottles - juice, beer, etc.

Empty all containers. Rinse out all food or liquid. Throw away all lids and caps. Flatten all cardboard.



Organics

Accepted Organics

  • Grass
  • Shrubs & limbs
  • Flowers & leaves
  • Potted plants (NO containers)
  • Lumber scraps (NOT painted, stained or treated)

  • Meats
  • Bones
  • Cheese
  • Pizza
  • Fast Food
  • Egg Shells
  • Veggies
  • Fruits

  • Paper plates & napkins
  • Shredded paper
  • Pizza boxes
  • Coffee grounds & filters
  • Used tea bags

Download our list of accepted Compostable Bags & Service Ware to find durable, reusable service products.



Garbage

Throw away any item that is not listed above as recyclable or compostable with the exception of E-Waste & Hazardous Waste.

  • Aluminum foil
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam - cups, plates, peanuts
  • Plastic packaging - blister packs, clamshells, food bowls
  • Bottle caps & lids
  • Clear plastic food containers and cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Metal juice bags - Capri Sun, etc.
  • VHS & cassette tapes
  • Chip bags & candy wrappers


Questions?

Still not sure where to dispose of something? Check our Extended List of Disposal Options or

Contact Kim Johnson at 360.570.5837 or kjohnson@ci.olympia.wa.us