Cardboard

Paper Bags

Newspapers

Boxes

Uncoated Paper

Manilla Folder

Windowless Junk Mail

Cardboard Tubes

Shredded Paper (in a paper bag)

*Must be free of all food residue and liquid.

CLEAN Plastic: MUST BE CLEAN

Must be rinsed.

Plastics are labeled #1-#7. We can recycle plastics # 1 - #5 and #7. Here are some examples of what we accept:
PET #1 Plastics: soda and water bottles, #1 snack containers, HDPE #2 Plastics; Colored and Natural Detergent Containers, CLEAN Milk Jugs, Bleach containers, #2 Juice Containers

Take a nearby water or soft drink bottle, and look at the bottom of it. You should be able to see, though faintly, an embedded or printed mark that looks like a triangle (or a recycling icon with three arrows, shaped roughly like a triangle) with a number in the middle. This mark is usually molded into the plastic, so if you don’t see it right away, try tipping the bottle to catch the light in a way that makes the mark easier to see. The number inside the triangle will be somewhere between 1 and 7. Plastic products that are recyclable will be labeled "1" - "5" and "7" here. The rest of your plastic waste is NOT recyclable and should be placed in your waste cart. If you don’t see this symbol at all – which can be the case with items like children’s toys and other non-disposable items – then assume that the item is not recyclable, and place it in your waste cart.

Tupperware

#1 Pastry Containers

#2 Juice Bottles

#2 Plastic Containers

Bleach Container

Plastic Bottles

#1-5 and #7 Plastics

#1 Snack Containers

Detergent Containers

*Must be free of all food residue and liquid.

CLEAN Glass: MUST BE CLEAN

Must be rinsed.

Glass Bottles

Glass Jars

Baby Food Containers

Pickle Jars

Juice Bottles

*Must be free of all food residue and liquid.

CLEAN Metals: MUST BE CLEAN

Must be rinsed.

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Foil

Aluminum Pie Tray

Tin Cans

Steel Cans

*Must be free of all food residue and liquid.

NON-Recyclable

Plastic Coffee Cups

Plastic Plates

Ziploc Bags

Windowed Cardboard

Foam

Wood

Batteries**

Egg Cartons

Soiled Pizza Boxes

Wires

Hazardous Waste**

Diapers

Items with Food Residue

Cigarettes

** Item must be disposed of properly. Do not put in recycle or garbage cart. Please see mdrr.com for information.

Reusable

Plastic Bags

Plastic Utensils

Plastic Toys

Heavy Plastic Bowls

Mixed Material Items

Tips for ReUsing your leftover recyclables…

It's time to make new habits. Keep items out of landfills. It's time to get creative!

  • Keep sandwiches from being smashed and use non-recyclable lunch meat containers to carry them to school or work.
  • Use cleaned plastic juice containers to hold water in for watering plants.
  • Make a jar into a pencil holder by just putting pencils into it! Or markers.
  • Use clean plastic jugs or other liquid containers to hold water for camping trips.
  • Use egg cartons to hold beads.
  • Use old butter tubs for mixing paint.
  • Reuse plastic bags to carry your groceries.
  • Reuse Ziploc bags to hold your snacks.