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THE GRAY BIN
The gray bin is for recycling of plastics, glass, paper and metal.
Newspaper, Cardboard and Mixed Paper
Catalogues, magazines with staples, glossy paper, junk mail, computer paper, juice boxes, cardboard tube chip containers, hard and soft covered books, clean fast food wrappers, burger boxes, french fry boxes, pizza and bakery boxes, clean paper plates and cups, and corrugated cardboard as well as thinner cardboard like cereal and cracker boxes are included. Shredded paper must be placed in paper or recyclable plastic bags, then the bags must be stapled or taped closed and recyclable plastic bags must be tied closed.
Aluminum, Tin and Metal Cans
Cans from drinks, soup, pet food and vegetables, empty aerosol cans, clean aluminum foil and trays, wire hangers, and dry, empty paint cans.
Plastic bottles, bags or containers with a number 1 through 7 in the recycling triangle of arrows. Examples include soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, butter tubs, and styrofoam pieces, cup size or larger.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Glass bottles and jars of any color can be recycled.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
Liquids, napkins, tissue paper and anything soiled with food. Photographs, blueprint carbon or NCR paper, small styrofoam pices (called popcorn or peanuts), or any bottle, bag or container without a number in the triangle. Glass dishes, light bulbs, mirrors, ceramic cups, drinking glasses, plates, porcelain or window glass, pots or pans, propane or helium tanks, or scrap metal from plumbing or construction materials.
Other curbside recycling tips:
Please rinse out containers, but be sure all liquids are drained from containers before placing in recycling bins.
Labels can be left on the containers. Lids can be recycled in the bin, but please take them off the containers. Flatten cardboard boxes and cut them to fit into the recycling container.
THE GREEN BIN
This container is only for the recycling of green waste or yard trimmings.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
For non-hazardous liquids such as cooking or vegetable oil, solidify the liquid by mixing it with an absorbent like kitty litter, Plaster of Paris, sawdust, or even newspapers. Once the liquid is in "solid" form, it can go in the regular trash. Do not pour down drains or sinks as this will damage pipes