Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our curbside recycling program.

Did you know these common items are NOT recyclable?

  • Coffee Cups and Lids (hot/iced, paper/plastic)
  • Straws & Plastic Utensils
  • Plastics Bags
  • Napkins
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing Hangers (metal/plastic)
  • Plastic Party Cups (like Solo cups)
  • Pizza Boxes

How can I keep recycling simple?

We encourage all residents to review the recycling guidelines, but to keep it simple and reduce contamination, start with:

  • Plastic bottles with screw caps
  • Metal cans
  • Clean paper larger than an envelope (i.e., cardboard boxes, cereal/snack boxes, mail, and printer paper)

Remember to rinse food and liquid from containers and dry them out before placing in the recycling bin.

Do I need to rinse out my recyclables?

Yes. A quick rinse helps eliminate odors and contributes to cleaner processing. Make sure items are dry before placing them in the blue cart to avoid mixed paper or cardboard from getting wet.

Can I place bottle caps in the blue cart?

Yes. Bottle caps can remain on bottles and be placed in the blue cart. Bottles should be free of liquid.

What type of glass can I place in the blue cart?

Brown, amber, green and clear glass are recyclable.

What glass is not recyclable?

  • Dishware and figurines of glass, ceramic, and porcelain
  • Crystal and stemware, and all drinkware
  • Glass from windows, automobiles, mirrors, picture frames and tabletops
  • Monitors and screens of any type
  • Magnifying glass, eyewear, and marbles
  • Light bulbs

Can I place shredded paper in the blue cart?

No. Shredded paper should be bagged and placed in the green cart. Once paper products have been shredded, they cannot be recycled in our curbside recycling program. If you wish to recycle shredded paper, please participate in our Shred-A-Thon event.

Can I recycle my pizza box?


What type of cardboard may I recycle?

Corrugated cardboard may be recycled. Wet or greasy cardboard like pizza boxes or fast-food boxes are considered a contaminant and belong in the garbage. Be sure to remove any plastic packaging or bags from your boxes and flatten your boxes to make more room in your bin for other recyclables.

What type of paperboard may I recycle?

Uncoated paperboard such as cereal and snack boxes may be recycled. Please avoid recycling coated cartons such as those used in frozen food packaging. Empty, clean, and dry liquid cartons (milk and juice boxes) may be recycled.