Recyclable Materials

Remember to place the following EMPTY, CLEAN and UNBAGGED items in the recycling container:

  22 DES recycle 96 dpi

Clean flattened cardboard, paper, glass jars, plastic bottles/containers/ jugs, aluminum cans


Other Items Unacceptable:

  • NO single-use plastics (Solo® cups/take-out cups, straws, utensils, Keurig© K-Cups®, condiment packets) 
  • NO garbage
  • NO propane tanks (safety hazard)
  • NO plastic bags
  • NO Styrofoam® (#6 PS, white puffy material)
  • NO plastic film (wraps, frozen food bags, packaging bubbles, etc.)
  • NO yard waste
  • NO food waste
  • NO baby diapers
  • NO bulky plastics (plastic bins, lawn furniture, etc.)
  • NO electronics (an item is considered electronics if it has computer chips inside)
  • NO metal pots and pans
  • NO license plates
  • NO batteries (alkaline or lithium-ion)
  • NO ceramics, dishes or glassware
  • NO light bulbs, window glass or mirrors
  • NO electrical cords, hoses or ropes
  • NO syringes/sharps or medical waste
  • NO pill bottles
  • NO biodegradable plastics
  • NO clothing or textiles
  • NO CD cases
  • NO pouches or wrappers (candy, chip, etc.)
  • NO plant pots/containers
  • NO hazardous waste containers 


For more details

Visit Monroe County's recycling web page for their guide to recycling, "Recyclopedia," for more details on acceptable items, and alternatives for disposing of unacceptable items.


Visit Monroe County's ecopark website to find out if items NOT acceptable for curb-side pick-up may be eligible for drop off at that facility.

Mixed Recycling Calendar and Flyer >>

Still have questions?


Call 311 (outside city limits, 585-428-5990) for more information.