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MIXED RECYCLING PROGRAM
Below are the four categories of materials we accept in your recycling bin/cart. Note that some of the items we accept cannot be sold to recyclers yet; however, if you follow these basic guidelines, you’ll be a great recycler!
Paper, cardboard, and cartons: Paper and cardboard should be mostly clean and dry (a little grease on a pizza box is OK) and be flattened. Cartons must be empty at a minimum, and rinsed whenever possible. Place plastic tops back on to cartons prior to recycling. No shredded paper, and no napkins, tissues or paper towels.
Metal cans, lids, and foil: That’s it—no other metal. For example, a metal frying pan is not a can, lid, or foil, so it doesn’t belong in your bin or cart. Containers must be empty at a minimum, and rinsed whenever possible. Foil should be clean and bunched up.
Glass bottles and jars: That’s it—no other glass. For example, a drinking glass is not a bottle or jar, so it doesn’t belong in your bin or cart. Containers must be empty at a minimum, and rinsed whenever possible. Remove metal tops from glass bottles and jars first, and recycle separately.
Plastic containers: That’s it—no other plastic. For example, a plastic coat hanger is not a container, so it doesn’t belong in your bin or cart. Containers must be empty at a minimum, and rinsed whenever possible. Place plastic tops back on to containers prior to recycling. No foam containers, or plastic containers that held flammable materials like motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides or herbicides.
No plastic bags, bags of bags, or recycling inside of bags!
For a more a more detailed list: http://www.rirrc.org/sites/default/files/2019-01/RAA%20Detailed%20Guidelines%20English.pdf
For questions about the proper disposal/recycling of other items, visit the A-Z list: http://atoz.rirrc.org/.
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