Recycling is about more than putting materials in your cart. Certain products, if placed in the recycling carts, are dangerous to recycling workers and contaminate the recycling process because they are not marketable commodities. Contaminated recycling costs the City time and money and can sometimes make an entire load of recyclable materials trash.
Please help us keep our recycling clean and safe by NOT placing any of the below items in your recycling cart:
Aerosol cans with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Propane tanks or oxygen tanks
Aluminum foil or disposable aluminum plates or pie tins
Food, liquids, or these items remaining in an otherwise recyclable container
Automotive product containers
Clothing, textiles or shoes
Ceramics, ovenware, glass that is not a container
Light bulbs and string of lights (incandescent, fluorescent or CFC)
Mirrors or leaded glass
Toys or hardcover books
Chains, wires, ropes or cords
Paper towels, napkins, or Kleenex
Pizza boxes coated with cheese and grease (okay to tear off lid if no food or grease spots).
Plastic containers that contained hazardous material (such as bleach, motor oil, or antifreeze)