What Can be Recycled

Items That Can Be Recycled
All recyclables can be commingled in your container.
  • Mixed Residential Paper - Newspaper, inserts, magazines, paperboard boxes, mail, junk mail, office paper, phone books, paperback books, and flattened cardboard.
    * Waste Management recommends shredded paper be placed in a clear plastic bag.
  • Metal Containers (Cans) - Food, beverage, and soft drink cans composed of tin, steel, or aluminum; other clean cans of the same material.
  • Glass - Unbroken food and beverage containers that are clear, brown, or green in color.
  • Plastic - HDPE (milk and detergent bottles), PET (primarily soft drink containers), bottles generally referred to as one and two liter soft drink, milk, juice, water, shampoo, liquid soap, and plastic containers with #1 through #7 recycling symbol on the bottom of the container.
Items That Must Not Be Recycled
  • Household Trash
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Auto/Window Glass
  • Ceramics or China/Dishes
  • Drink Boxes with Straws
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Light Bulbs
  • Waxed Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Plastic Grocery Sacks
  • Styrofoam of Any Kind (cups, plates, food containers, peanuts, or packaging materials)
  • Plastic Toys
  • Waxed Paper/Food Containers
  • Yard Waste
  • Plastic, glass, or metal containers that held hazardous materials such as motor oil, paint, pesticide, or weed killer.
Contact Waste Management with any questions at (972) 315-5400 or (800) 772-8653.