Mixed Recycling at our Facilities
Residential Recycling Drop Off
- Drive up to the attendant office.
- Tell the attendant you have recyclables from your home to drop off.
- They will direct you where to unload the recyclables.
Accepted Recyclable Items
Aluminum / Aluminum Cans / Tin Cans
All forms of aluminum from window frames to soda cans are accepted. Aluminum cans, pie plates, and tin cans can be placed in comingled containers and need not be separated. All other forms of aluminum/metal is considered scrap metal and goes into our metal container.
Answering Machines, Recorders
Audio Visual Equipment
Cables & Cords
Calculators (handheld, desktop, cash registers)
Cameras (still or movie, digital or cartridge)
CD/DVD Drives, VCRs, Recorders, Players
Keyboards, Mice, Speakers
Medical Monitoring Devices
Miscellaneous Computer Parts
Dictation Machines, Recorders
Stereos & Speakers
Televisions (consoles, HDTV, plasma, portable, etc.)
UPS Battery Back Ups
Copier/ Printer Cartridges
Clear, Brown and Colors
All colors of jars and bottles accepted. No broken glass or ceramics.
Paper, Magazines, Newspaper, Cardboard
Shredded paper should be in a clear and tied plastic bag. Please keep your paper products dry.
Paper egg cartons are acceptable, as well as all colors of paper.
Plastic bottles numbered 1‐7 can be recycled at our centers. Empty, rinse and let air dry.
Plastic grocery bags are not accepted at our facilities. These can be recycled at your local grocery store (e.g. Target, Walmart, Frys, Bashas) or check http://www.plasticbagrecycling.org
Please keep the following items separate from all other recyclable material. These items have a separate container at our facilities.
Various metal items are accepted for free, however large appliances (Washer/Dryers, Stoves, Dishwashers, Water Heaters, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators and Freezers) are accepted for $8.00 each.
Refrigerator and CFC (Freon) containing appliances are acceptable from residents only if the CFC's have been removed in accordance with EPA regulations and documentation of that removal is provided.
Passenger and Truck Tires - limit of 5 tires per visit. Must be removed from rim.
Certain Household Hazardous Waste
Batteries – ONLY dry cell batteries (household batteries i.e. AAA, AA, D, C, 9V). We do not take wet cell batteries (auto/marine/motorcycle).
Oil or Antifreeze - Up to 5 Gallons per visit
Research Shows Four Main Barriers to Recycling
New research from the Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) has found four main barriers which stop people from recycling more. The study outlines a series of simple steps to help local authorities overcome these. The study found that the barriers are:
Physical – when containers for collecting recycling are unsuitable; when there is no space for storage, when collections are unreliable; when people have no way of getting to recycling sites
Behavioral – if people are too busy; if they struggle with establishing a routine for sorting out recycling; if they forget to put it out
Lack of Knowlede – not knowing which materials can be recycled; not understanding how their local scheme works
Attitudes and Perceptions – not believing recycling is good for the environment; not wanting to sort waste; not feeling personally rewarded for recycling WRAP found that very different messages and actions are needed by local authorities to overcome these barriers. These will include: improving recycling collection services, providing better information and practical advice on how to use the service, and showing why taking part is worthwhile.
WRAP commissioned the research in autumn 2007 to get a more in-depth understanding of what stops householder recycling or recycling less than they could.
Significantly, for current recyclers (94% of the sample), there were significant barriers that prevented them recycling as much as they could.
- Situational barriers – 52% of current recyclers said they would recycle more if they had collections of a wider range of materials.
- Behavioral barriers – 48% of current recyclers still binned things because they were not sure they could be recycled.
- Knowledge and understanding – less than half the sample (48%) understood ‘very well’ what they were supposed to use their recycling containers for.
- Attitudes – 86% of recyclers would be encouraged to recycle more by seeing the practical impact of their recycling in their local area.