How to Prepare Recyclables
Cardboard: Break down boxes. Keep dry and clean. DO NOT mix with junk mail, magazines, newspaper or plastic bags.
Newspapers, magazines and inserts: Keep dry and clean. DO NOT mix with cardboard, DO NOT leave inside brown paper bags and plastic bags or bound with twine. Place in bins loose. Remove any ties or bags.
Office paper: Remove rubber bands, paper clips. Place in bins loose.
Aluminum cans: Rinse, do not flatten.
Steel cans: Rinse and place lids in can. Do not flatten, no label removal needed.
Glass bottles and jars: Rinse and remove lids.
Plastic bottles and plastic jars #1-7: Rinse and replace lids. Do not need to remove labels.