INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC.
Inbound Curbside Recyclables for MRFs
Non Acceptable (Some Examples)
Food and Beverage Cartons- such as milk, juice,
aseptics and broth (must be empty, clean and dry)
Containers with moisture, other materials, or food
residue still present, straws, etc.
Plastics (not preferred or may be prohibited) with
Plastics #1, #2, and #5 Bottles, jugs, jars, and
containers; i.e. soda bottles, laundry detergent
jugs, water bottles, milk jugs, and other household
containers consisting of polyethylene
terephthalate, high density polyethylene, and
Rigid Plastics- clean polyethylene plastics- toys,
storage containers, file boxes, etc. (must be free
of any other material)
Film and film bags not specified in design of the
Shopping, Grocery, Retail bags and small Plastic
Plastic tableware- (#3, #4, #6, & #7 plastics, and in
many cases #1, #2, and #5 plastics).
Expanded polystyrene containers (EPS).
Compound or layered multi-resin plastic receptacles.
Metals (not preferred or prohibited) with examples
Aluminum and tin beverage and product
containers (Food, beverage, and other containers’
materials must be completely empty of contents
clean and dry)
Metal containers with paper or plastic attached.
Aerosol cans with liquids, propellants or pressure still
in the can are prohibited.
Metal containers with hazardous materials still in
them are prohibited.
Glass (not preferred or prohibited) with examples
Bottles and Jars only (materials must be dry and
clean) with minimum breakage
All glass types not listed in the “Glass Acceptable
Section”, (window pane glass, leaded crystal,
borosilicate glass, clear ceramic products, etc.).
PROHIBITIVES: Unacceptable in any quantity. Subject to Immediate Rejection due to Health, Safety or Product
E-waste and Electronics – such as Cell phones, IPad, IPods, any Computers, TV’s, wires, Controllers,
Printers, Printer rolls, and other materials
Radioactive Materials of any kind.
Hazardous Materials – such as Oil, Paint, Antifreezes, Powders, free or attached Asbestos or Asbestos-
containing products, and Fertilizers.
Corrosives – such as Batteries, containers with Acid or Base Residue.
Compressed Gas Cylinders and other containers holding or formerly containing Flammable, Pressurized
or Combustible Materials such as fire extinguishers, Process vessels, bulk Storage Tanks, (see restrictions
on aerosol containers above).
Lead and other Heavy Metals.
Other Hazardous Wastes – such as Pesticides, Poisons, used Oil filters, Mercury-containing materials
such as Switches and Thermometers, Biohazards, Fluorescents Lights, Tube toss.
Refrigerants – such as Freon/Puron/Substitutes, Compressors, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Freezers.
PCBs – such as Capacitors, Transformers, Ballast.