Blue Bag Recycling

Preparing Recyclables for Your Blue Bag

Example of a Blue Recycling Bag with Recyclables inside
  • Place material loose in the blue bag
  • All items must be clean
  • Fold tin can lids inside the can if the lid is still attached, or place detached lids inside the can. Never recycle a loose, sharp lid because of the safety risk to sorting staff
  • Remove lids from plastic containers and place in waste cart
  • No glass
  • No Styrofoam
  • No plastic film such as plastic bags
  • No plastic cups

NOTE: Items made from more than one type of material cannot be recycled and should be placed in your waste cart (i.e. beverage cups).

Preparing Cardboard Boxes

  • Break down all boxes so they are flat
  • Cut up larger boxes to less than 3 feet in length
  • Place prepared cardboard boxes under your blue bag