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Examples of polystyrenePolystyrene
All polystyrene foam materials go into the garbage.

Garbage Cart
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Egg cartons
  • Packing "peanuts" (tie securely in plastic bag)
  • Take-out containers

Scrap Metals
Metals should be clean and dry.

Recycling Cart
  • Clean aluminum foil and trays 
  • Small metal appliances (e.g. toaster, waffle iron, blender)
  • Keys
  • Metal lids and caps from glass bottles
  • Metal pots and pans
  • Empty paint cans (let paint dry out, then remove and place in garbage cart)

Examples of scrap metalsGarbage Cart
  • Hangers (wood, metal, plastic)
  • Hardware
    • Bolts
    • Nails
    • Nuts
    • Screws


Tie clean textiles inside a clear plastic bag when setting out for recycling.

Recycling Cart
  • Clean cotton, linen, polyester, rayon, and wool fabrics
  • Blankets and sheets
  • Clothes

Garbage Cart
  • Boots and shoes
  • Carpet and rugs (cut into small pieces)
  • Disposable diapers
      • Down-filled items
      • Leather
      • Nylon
      • Pillows
          • Rubber
          • Stuffed animals
          • Vinyl
          • Electric blankets

          More Information on Special Stuff
          See also Special Stuff for items which are not collected in the curbside recycling program or have other unique handling requirements.