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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 Acceptable

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

recycling program.

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 Acceptable

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.

Paint cans.

Aerosol cans with liquids, propellants or pressure still

in the can are prohibited.

Metal containers with hazardous materials still in

them are prohibited.

Glass Acceptable

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

Suitability Concerns:

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.