Preparing Materials for Recycling

Place all recyclable materials in your blue rollout recycling cart. No sorting is necessary. All recyclable materials must fit inside the cart with the lid closed. Retain excess materials for the following collection, or take to a recycling drop-off station.

ONLY Recyclable materials should be placed in the recycling cart. Trash and garbage go in the garbage cart to go to the landfill. Taxpayers bear the expense of having to sort out unacceptable materials and have them hauled to the landfill.

NO PLASTIC BAGS!

Aluminum Recyclables ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS, PIE TINS, FOIL
  • Rinse food residue from pie tins.
  • NO food scraps on aluminum foil.
glass GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS (clear, green, and brown)
  • Remove caps/lids and discard.
  • Rinse containers.
plastics

 

PLASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS - clear and colored (only if the neck is smaller than the rest)

  • The neck of the container must be smaller than the base or widest part.
  • Rinse. Labels are OK.
  • Do not remove caps.
Milk Cartons

CARDBOARD MILK & JUICE CARTONS

  • NO bottle caps or tops
cans

STEEL: FOOD CANS, BEVERAGE CANS, AEROSOL CANS

  • Rinse. Labels are OK.
  • Lids only if still attached and tucked inside.
  • Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove and discard caps. Do not flatten.
  • NO paint cans.

DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS which cause contamination of recyclables.

chipboard CHIPBOARD (cereal boxes, dry food boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)
  • Remove plastic and foil liners.
  • NO Styrofoam egg cartons.
office paper JUNK MAIL & OFFICE PAPER
  • Includes envelopes, office and notebook paper, glossy ads, etc.
  • Shredded office paper must be bagged and tied in a clear plastic bag to prevent litter.
magazines MAGAZINES & CATALOGS
  • Remove from plastic bags.
newspaper NEWSPAPER
  • Remove from plastic bags.
phone book TELEPHONE BOOKS
  • May be recycled year-round.
cardboard box CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
  • Place inside of your Recycling Cart for collection

Cardboard Drop-Offscardboard boxes

In addition to curbside cardboard pick-up, you can drop-off clean, flattened corrugated cardboard at these Fire Stations at your convenience:

  • 100 Arbor Road
  • 4700 Country Club Road
  • 2995 N. Liberty Street
  • 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • 651 N. Marshall Street
  • 4685 Ogburn Avenue
  • 771 Palmer Lane
  • 2417 Reynolda Road
  • 2745 Waughtown Street

NO pizza boxes, boxes with grease or food residue, or packing materials. Cardboard must be placed inside containers at the Fire stations. If containers are full, visit another participating Fire Station.


NO Do Not Recycle These Items

Do NOT recycle these things

3RC is THE PLACE FOR DISPOSAL OF hazardous materials

updated 11/28/2016

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