Items that can be crushed or flattened save space on your container and in the recycling drop-off bins. Please flatten your boxes and place all your recycled materials inside the drop-off bin. Mix all items together – no separation required. All bottles, jugs and cans should be emptied. Items left beside a recycling bin can easily become litter and is considered illegal dumping. The items listed below are currently accepted through this recycling program.
Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans with the lids and tips removed
Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartons.
Listed below are items currently not accepted through this recycling program. For information on how to recycle or dispose of items like batteries, appliances, furniture, tires, motor oil, visit the SWACO Disposal Information
containers that DO NOT have a bottle neck or a base larger than the top. For example buckets, yogurt cups, butter tubs, drinking cups, disposable storage containers, toys, plastic bags, plastic films and bubble wrap.
Ceramics, window or drinking glass, light bulbs and any other glass not in the shape of a bottle or jar.
Cups, plates, egg cartons, tissues, etc.
Polystyrene foam or “Styrofoam”:
Egg cartons, plates, cups, etc.
Made of or lined with foil and plastic.
Coat hangers, steel scraps, pots, pans, car parts, chains, and any other metal not in the shape of a container.
Additional items not accepted as part of this program are:
Food, yard waste, garden hoses, plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, batteries, needles, syringes, and electronics.