Recyclable Items

Recycling


Recycling will be collected one time every other week on the same day as trash. Rumpke will provide each resident one 65-gallon forest green hinged lid wheeled cart labeled "Rumpke Recycling" on the side. Recycling will be expanded to include: 

Glass


Acceptable


  • Clear, brown, green, and blue glass bottles and jars in which food products are packaged; labels do not need to be removed; please rinse

Not Acceptable


  • Broken glass or windowpanes
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs
  • Plastic or metal lids

Paper


Acceptable

  • CLEAN pizza boxes
  • Cardboard: Broken down in 2 foot by 2 foot pieces
  • Correspondence: Legal pads, white or color, sticky notes, index cards, and faxes
  • Envelopes: With windows or labels, colored and coated
  • Folders: Manila or colored
  • Mail: Letters, brochures, advertisements, and magazines up to 1 inch thick
  • Newspaper: Includes inserts
  • Other: Brown envelopes, egg cartons, brown grocery bags, and telephones books
  • Paperboard: Cereal, cake mix, cracker boxes, beverage boxes, and gift boxes
  • White Paper: Computer or copy paper; white paper tables, and adding machine tape

Not Acceptable


  • Books: Hard cover or paperback
  • Milk cartons
  • Napkins or facial tissue
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Styrofoam egg cartons
  • Wax coated beverage containers

Metal

Acceptable


  • Aluminum and bimetal beverage cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Steel food / tin cans

Note: Labels do not need to be removed. Please rinse and flatten.

Not Acceptable


  • Coat hangers
  • Household batteries
  • Paint cans
  • Steel scrap

Plastic

Acceptable


  • All plastics bottles and jugs
    • Examples include bottles for soda
  • Contact solution and milk jugs (lids and caps should be removed)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Sports drinks
  • Water

Not Acceptable


  • Plastics other than bottles and jugs