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Can I Recycle This Item?

  1. My item is
  2. My plastic item is...
  3. My glass item is...
  4. My metal item is...
  5. My paper item is...
  6. My item is...
  7. RECYCLABLE
    Based on your responses, your item is recyclable in the city's curbside collection program. Place items loosely in your blue recycle bin. DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES.
    • Plastic bottle or jug - empty and rinse. Caps are fine to leave on.
    • Glass bottle or jar - empty and rinse. Throw away any lids or caps.
    • Can or aluminum product - empty and rinse. Aluminum cans can be crushed to create more space in your cart, but it is not a requirement.
    • Paper or cardboard - flatten cardboard.
    • Shredded paper - shredded paper must be bagged. It is the only item that needs to be bagged before being put in the recycle bin.
    • Paper based carton (i.e. juice or milk carton) - empty and rinse.
  8. NOT RECYCLABLE
    Based on your responses, your item is not recyclable in the city's curbside collection program. However, if your item is listed below and is in good condition, consider donating it. If it isn't in good condition, throw it in the trash.
    • Toys
    • Household items such as clothing hangers, bakeware/cookware, household fixtures, kiddie pools, etc.
    • Clothing or other textiles, such as blankets, towels, etc.
  9. NOT RECYCLABLE

    Based on your responses, your item is not recyclable in the city's curbside collection program. However, your item can be recycled in an alternative manner - see below.

    • Plastic wrap, plastic bag, other plastic film or covering - Bring to your local grocery store to properly recycle.
    • Pizza boxes - Recycle the top of a pizza box as long as it is free of any grease or food residue; otherwise you can compost the entire box
    • Hazardous material - 3RC Envirostation accepts hazardous material such as fluorescent light bulbs, insect killer, paint, etc.
    • Electronics - 3RC Envirostation accepts most electronics and e-waste free of charge. You can also donate old computers to Goodwill where they get recycled through the Dell Reconnect recycling program.
    • Tires - You can dispose of five tires per year free of charge at the landfill.
    • Styrofoam, packing materials, bubble wrap - The local UPS stores at 380 Knollwood St. and 550 N. Liberty St. will accept any clean packing materials for reuse. If they are dirty, contaminated, or otherwise unusable, throw these items in the trash.
  10. NOT RECYCLABLE

    Based on your responses, your item is not recyclable in the city's curbside collection program. If your item is one listed below, please throw it in the trash.

    • A frozen food or pizza box - These items are frequently tainted by grease or food residue. If you don't have the ability to compost the box, it belongs in the trash.
    • A cup or food container (i.e. plastic party cups, yogurt containers, sour cream containers, etc.)
    • Any item tainted by liquid or food residue (i.e potato chip bags, to-go containers, etc.)
    • Wrapping paper (unless it specifies otherwise)
    • Tanglers (wires, cords, hoses, string lights, etc.)
    • Batteries - 3RC Envirostation recommends household batteries be thrown in the trash.
    • Diapers
  11. Is your item not listed or something that doesn't fit into any of these categories?
    If you have an item that doesn't fit in any category in this questionnaire, it most likely is not recyclable. Remember - when in doubt, throw it out!
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