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Reuse, Recycling & Disposal Guide

What to Recycle

Recycling is one of the easiest ways businesses can be environmentally responsible. The good news is that recycling just got easier.

Traditional recycling
Many haulers offer convenient, no-sort (single-sort) recycling in which paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and cartons all go in one container.  Here is a list of the most common accepted materials for recycling:

  • Paper and cardboard – office papers, envelopes, newspapers, phone books and cardboard boxes
  • Glass –  food and beverage bottles and jars
  • Plastic – bottles, jugs and disposable cups and containers
  • Metal – food and beverage cans
  • Cartons – soup, wine and milk cartons, juice boxes

Organics recycling
Find more information on how to keep food waste out of your garbage on the Organics Recycling page.

Not all haulers accept the same materials for recycling.  Check the Commercial Recycling Service Providers list or call your waste hauler to find out what they accept for traditional recycling (paper, glass, plastic, metal) and if they offer organics recycling (food waste and non-recyclable paper such as napkins). 

For recycling and disposal options for other materials, such as office and shipping supplies, electronics and health care waste, go to the Rethink Recycling website to look up materials by name.

Last updated: 2/18/2015 8:55 AM