Download a printable version of our Accepted Materials List with images of accepted items to post in your home or business.
- Bottles - 8 oz and larger
- Jugs - milk, laundry, etc.
- Tubs - dairy, coffee (NO clear tubs)
- Rigid plant pots
Metal & Glass
- 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.
- Shrubs & limbs
- Flowers & leaves
- Potted plants (NO containers)
- Lumber scraps (NOT painted, stained or treated)
Food Soiled & Shredded Paper
- Fast Food
- Egg Shells
- 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.
Throw away any item that is not listed above as recyclable or compostable with the exception of E-Waste & Hazardous Waste.
Items Commonly Put in Recycling that are Actually Garbage
- 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
Still not sure where to dispose of something? Check our Extended List of Disposal Options or
Contact Kim Johnson at 360.570.5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org