Acceptable Material

Paper

Include

  • Newspapers & Inserts, Magazines & Catalogs, Phone Books, Kraft Paper (Brown Paper Bags) and Paper Egg Cartons.
  • Junk Mail Such As:
    Cards, Envelopes, Letters, and Enclosures.
  • School & Office Paper Such As:
    Tablet Paper, White Paper (Lined & Unlined), Green Bar Computer Paper, Computer Paper, Colored Paper, Copy Paper, Scratch Pad Paper, All NCR Paper, Envelopes (With Or Without Windows), Blueprint Paper, Post-It Notes, Fax Paper, Thermal Paper, Adding Machine Paper, Index Cards, Manila File Folders and Glossy Paper.
  • Shredded Paper- Place in a clear plastic bag for collection
  • Lightweight Cardboard Such As:
    Dry Food Boxes (i.e. Cereal, Cookies, Snacks), Non-Food Boxes (i.e. Medicine, Tissue, Toy And Gift Boxes), Toilet & Paper Towel Tubes and Pizza Boxes (With All Food/Debris Removed).
  • Corrugated Cardboard

Do Not Include

  • Hard Cover Books (must be delivered to Utica Convenience Station for recycling), Napkins, Tissues, Wax Paper, Paper Towels, Paper Plates/Cups, Tissue Paper,  Carbon Paper, Construction Paper, Binders, Copy Paper Wrapping, Metal Hanging File Folders, Tyvek Shipping Envelopes, Frozen Food & Microwave Cartons, Wax-Coated Corrugated Cardboard (Beer & Soda Boxes).
  • Special Instructions
    Do Not Place Recyclables In Plastic Bags. Please Do Not Bundle Or Tie With String Or Twine. Remove Paper And Plastic Liners. Flatten Cardboard And Stack Underneath Or Next To Your Recycling Container. Shredded Paper Is The Only Exception To Plastic Bag Rule-Place Shredded Paper In Clear Bag For Collection.

Plastic

Include

  • Plastic Bottles & Containers (With and without recycling number code) Such As:
    Soda Bottles, Milk & Water Jugs, Mustard & Ketchup Bottles, Baked Goods Containers, Disposable Drink Cups, Soap & Detergent Bottles, Mouthwash Bottles, Salad Dressing Bottles, Peanut Butter Jars.
  • Beverage Cartons Such As:
    Milk Cartons, Juice Cartons, Juice Boxes.

Do Not Include

  • Styrofoam, Empty Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrappers & Packaging, Plates & Tableware, Prescription Medicine Bottles, Motor Oil Bottles, Clothes Hangers, Furniture, Needles & Syringes, Six-Pack Holders, Snack Bags, Toys, Straws, Plastic Wrappers/Wrapping, Plexiglass, or Pesticides.
  • Special Instructions
    Do Not Place Recyclables In Plastic Bags. Please Do Not Bundle Or Tie With String Or Twine. Lids Should Be Left On Containers. Containers Should Be Empty And Rinsed Before Recycling. Squeeze Juice Boxes Until Empty (Reuse Or Throw Away Straws).

Metal

Include

  • Soup Cans, Soda Cans, Deposit Cans, Aluminum Foil Wrap, Foil Plates & Trays, Metal Lids, Aerosol Cans (Empty).

Do Not Include

  • Metal/Cardboard Containers (i.e. Cocoa & Motor Oil), Silverware, Small Appliances, Pots & Pans, Pesticides, Chemicals, Gasoline or Paint.
  • Special Instructions
    Do Not Place Recyclables In Plastic Bags. Please Do Not Bundle Or Tie With String Or Twine. Lids Must Be Removed From Containers Before Recycling, But Include Metal Lids In Recycling Container. Aerosol Cans Must Be Empty. Leave Stems & Valves.

Glass

Include

  • Food & Beverage Containers Such As:
    Liquor & Wine Bottles, Deposit Bottles, Canning Jars.

Do Not Include

  • Broken Glass, Drinking Glasses, Ovenware & Ceramics, Window Panes, Mirrors, Dishes, Cups, Plates, Windshields Or Light Bulbs.
  • Special Instructions
    Do Not Place Recyclables In Plastic Bags. Please Do Not Bundle Or Tie With String Or Twine. Do Not Break Glass! Labels Do Not Need To Be Removed. Rinse Thoroughly. Remove Lids Before Recycling.