RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING MATERIAL GUIDELINES
Collection of recyclable materials will occur weekly, the same day as your solid waste collection. All items including paper products may be co-mingled in the same container. Recyclable materials may not be placed in plastic bags. The list of recyclable materials is as follows:
(1) Aluminum beverage containers.
(2) Steel and bi-metal food and beverage containers consisting of steel, aluminum, and/or tin.
(3) Plastics – Clean plastic materials
- #1 (PETE) – Polyethylene Terephthalate: Clear containers typically used for soft drinks and bottled water. Does not include oven ready meal trays.
- #2 (HDPE) – High Density Polyethylene: Colored or Translucent plastic. Typically used for milk or juice containers and common household chemicals. Does not include plastic bags.
(4) Paper Products – Any clean paper that can be torn or ripped, copier paper, soft back books, colored paper, file folders, insides of hardback books, bar line paper, magazines, mail inserts, business cards, catalogues, newspaper, telephone books, poster board, envelopes, greeting cards, and chip board (cereal and other similar boxes, must be flattened to reduce volume). Does not include plastic coated paper.
(5) Corrugated Cardboard must be flattened to reduce volume with large items to be placed beside or below the recycling bin. Flattened boxes larger than 36” x 42” must be cut into smaller pieces to allow loading. Do not put solid waste in cardboard boxes. Cardboard is to be recycled.
(6) Pizza boxes and other paper with grease or food residue may not be recycled. Shredded paper also may not be recycled.
Contact MTMA at 412-264-4300.