Mixed Recycling at our Facilities

Residential Recycling Drop Off

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.

Electronics

Audio Equipment

Blue Ray Players

Cables

Calculators

Cassette Players

CD Players

Cell Phones and Accessories

Computer Peripherals

CRT Computer Monitors

CRT Televisions

Curling Irons

Dehumidifiers

Desktop Computers

Digital Cameras

DVD Players

Electronic Servers

Game Consoles

GPS Systems

Hard Drives

Home Electronics

Humidifiers

Inkjet Cartridges

Laptop Computers

LCD Computer Monitors

LCD Televisions

Medical Equipment

Microwaves

MP3 Players

Office Electronics

Office Machines

Pagers

Power Tools

Printers

Projectors

Receivers

Record Players

Scanners

Small Appliances

Tablets

Telephones

Television Accessories

Toner Cartridges

Two-Way Radios

Typewriters

Vacume Cleaners

VCR’s

Video Game Cartridges

Video Game Peripherals

...more e-recycling information

Glass

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.

Plastics

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.
Scrap Metal

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.

Tires

Passenger and Truck Tires - limit of 5 tires per visit. Must be removed from rim.

Certain Household Hazardous Waste

Batteries - All‐ including Automobile

Oil or Antifreeze - Up to 5 Gallons per visit

Research Shows Four Main Barriers to Recycling

Recycling Facts

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.

For example: