What Can Be Recycled?
Do not recycle these items, COMPOST them. These items can be composted, but are contaminants in your recycling bin. If you do not have access to compost service, put these items in the trash.
Do not recycle these items, LANDFILL them.
- Food and food scraps.
- Compostable cups, plastes, or utensils.
- Low grade papers, including napkins, paper towels, tissues, tissue paper, gift wrap paper, and neon-colored paper.
- Plastic-coated papers, including frozen food boxes, disposable coffee cups, and take-out paper boxes. These items are NOT recyclable because they are coated in plastic. Unfortunately, these products must go in the trash.
- Styrofoam cups and take-out food containers are not recyclable, and should be put in the trash. However, block styrofoam, like the kind that are packed with electronics and other appliances, are recyclable at the Eco-Cycle Center for Had-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM).
- Plastic bags and wrappers, including sandwich bags, chip bags, and granola bar wrappers should be landfilled.
Want to know what NOT to recycle? Check out the “Dirty Dozen” guidelines!
If you have questions about what is or is not recyclable, contact Eco-Cycle’s recycling hotline at 303-444-6634, email them at email@example.com, or try Eco-Cycle’s free “A-Z Recycling Guide” app.