All plastic containers you purchase should be marked with a large and clear recycling code. This code must be molded into the plastic and located on the bottom surface of the container. Ideally the entire container should be made of the same plastic to avoid confusion, but often the caps are of a different type. Caps should be separately marked, but few are. Note that most caps are NOT of the same types as the bottle they sit on. Although the caps may remain as long as the bottles are punctured on the side.
Plastic (All) 1 - 7
|Clear, Green & Blue PETE #1 soda & water bottles milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc. Please rinse out thoroughly; caps may remain on bottles as long as bottles are punctured on the side.|
Soda, Beer and Juice Cans (A magnet will not stick to an aluminum can)
Empty and rinse. No coated aluminum cat food cans.
Double or triple walled cardboard only. No waxed cardboard.
Empty, flatten - Keep clean and dry. Cut or fold to 3' x 3' maximum.
Bottles, jars, windows, glasses, mirrors, etc. No safety glass.
Remove caps, remove residue and rinse bottles and jars.
Rechargeable Household Batteries
Nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, small sealed VCR & lap top batteries.
Place in designated container. (Other batteries can be safely thrown into compactor.)
Residential only - used motor oil from oil changes. No other fluids.
Place in designated area.
Leaves, grass clippings, hay.
Empty bags at compost pile.
Clean and unpainted wood including brush under 5" diameter.
|Place in designated area.|