Recycling Collection Guidelines

See Waste Management's guide to recycling properly: Recycle Often, Recycle Right Guidelines (PDF).

General Provisions

Residents are issued a recycling toter. New construction homeowners should call Waste Management to have toters delivered to the property.

There is no limit to the number of recycling containers that you may set out for collection. Additional recycling toters may be purchased from Waste Management by calling Customer Service at 800-964-8988; Waste Management will deliver your new container to your home.

Waste Management would prefer nothing be written on the toters; however, an address can be written in the case where there are multiple units.

Paper items need to be separated from commingled items by being placed in paper grocery-type bags and placed at the bottom of the recycle bin to help avoid the blowing of paper.

Do not put recyclable materials in plastic bags.

All recyclable materials should be rinsed free of food with caps/lids removed; by rinsing recyclable containers you reduce the attraction of unwanted insects.

Cardboard must be cut into 2-foot-by-2-foot squares.

See the following list of accepted items:

Metal Items

  • Aluminum cans, foil and formed containers
  • Steel or tin cans
  • No scrap metal

Glass Items

  • Bottles and jars only
  • Brown, green and clear glass
  • No mirrors, window glass, Pyrex, dishes or light bulbs

Plastic Items

Pet (Number 1) Plastic Bottles and Rigid Containers

  • 1 and 2 liter soda bottles
  • Plastic flower pots
  • Plastic plates and trays

HDPE (Number 2) Plastic Bottles & Rigid Containers

  • Laundry detergent containers
  • Milk and water bottles
  • Margarine tubs
  • Baby wipe containers
  • Plastic cups
  • No motor oil, anti-freeze, pool chemicals, or hazardous waste containers
  • No containers larger than one gallon

PVC (Number 3) Plastic Bottles & Rigid Containers

  • Cooking oil bottles
  • Shampoo bottles

LDPE (Number 4) Plastic Bottles & Rigid Containers

  • Squeeze mustard bottles
  • Shampoo bottles

PP (Number 5) Plastic Bottles & Rigid Containers

  • Deli containers
  • Cosmetic containers

Paper Items

  • Newspapers
    • All inserts accepted
  • Magazines and Catalogs
    • Glossy and non-glossy accepted
  • Telephone Directories
  • Kraft Brown Paper Bags
  • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Cardboard must be cut into 2-foot-by-2-foot squares
  • Paperboard (Chipboard)
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
    • Pasta boxes
    • Clothing boxes
  • Wet Strength Carrier Stock
    • Frozen food packages
    • Carriers for soda and beer
  • Junk Mail
    • Brochures
    • Greeting cards
    • Window envelopes
    • Flyers
    • Advertisements
    • Postcards
  • Mixed Paper
    • Stationary
    • Post-it notes
    • Typing paper
    • Notebook paper
    • Computer paper
    • Bond envelopes

Household Batteries

Must be placed in sandwich bag and placed next to recycle bin