What Not to Recycle

Unacceptable Items


Please do not put these items in the recycling bins:
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Food Soiled Items
  • Glass
  • Hardback Books
  • Ice Cream Cartons
  • Juice Cartons
  • Medical Waste
  • Milk Cartons
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paper Towels, Tissue
  • Pie Tins
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastics #3 through #7
  • Styrofoam










Aluminum Foil

Medical Waste

Oil

Styrofoam

Milk Carton
Hardback Books

Food Soiled

Glass

Paper Towels
Bubble Wrap

PlasticBag






Recycling Trivia


  • The average American generates 1,609 pounds of trash per year.
  • Scientists estimate that it takes 700 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.
  • One ton (2,000 lbs) of recycled paper can save:
    • 3.5 cubic yards of landfill
    • 17 thirty-foot pulp trees
    • 17,000 gallons of water
    • 380 gallons of oil
    • 4100 kilowatt of energy
  • Energy conserved from recycling rather than processing from raw materials:
    • Aluminum 97%
    • Plastic 67%
    • Paper 64%