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Sorting Guide: Container Usage

NEW Sorting Guide: Container Usage
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Blue Container: RECYCLABLES

Blue cart

ALL PAPER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC,

GLASS, METAL & STYROFOAM
Aerosol cans (empty)
Aluminum cans (please do not crush)
Aluminum foil & plastic wrap
Beverage containers
Books (hard & soft back)
Bottle caps
Boxes & packing materials
Brochures, mailers & junk mail
Cardboard boxes
Cereal boxes & liners
Clothes, rags, shoes
Computer/copy/ledger paper
Drink boxes
Egg cartons
Envelopes
Food cans & yogurt containers (empty)
Glass products
Glass cosmetic bottles (empty)
Juice cartons & bottles
Laundry bottles & boxes (empty)
Lids & container closures
Metal & plastic coat hangers
Milk & cream cartons
Mirrors
Newspapers & magazines
Paper products (all)
Paper tubes
Pizza boxes & paper plates
Plastic bags/bottles/containers
Plastic cups/plates/utensils
Plastic milk jugs
Plastic toys
Ribbon, twine, rope
Sponges
Styrofoam products
Tin cans
Tissue paper and tissue boxes
All paper - wrapping, waxed, etc..

NO CARPET or RUGS

Black Container: NON-RECYCLABLE

black container sizes

Cat waste & litter (bagged)
Bathroom waste ie: sanitary supplies
Cigarette butts
Disposable diapers (bagged)
Medication (see disposal of medication - subject to special requirements )
Overflow from your green container

NO CARPET or RUGS

green organics cart

Green Container: ORGANICS

YARD WASTE:
Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, small branches, weeds, etc.
DOG WASTE
FOOD WASTE:
leftovers, sauces, eggshells,
coffee grounds/filters, peels, pits, seeds, meat, poultry, fish, and their skin and bones,
pasta, bread, rice, FOG (fats, oils, grease)
Paper towels used to soak up fats/oil/grease
COMPOSTABLE BAGS ARE PREFERRED IF YOU ARE BAGGING YOUR WASTE

NO CARPET or RUGS