It's important to put only empty, clean, and dry items in the recycling bin. Why does it matter? Dirty, wet, or incorrect items won't get recycled; they can contaminate the other items and make a whole load unrecyclable. Recycling helps reduce pollution, conserves resources, and supports local jobs and businesses. Help keep our recycling services viable-only recycle what is on the local list!
These basic material types are currently accepted in blue recycling bins and Regional or Blue Mountain Transfer Stations.
Plastic Bottle & Jugs
Mixed Paper (Mail, Paperboard Boxes, Newspapers)
Corrugated Cardboard (Wavy Liner)
Glass bottles must not be put in curbside recycling bins. Take clear, brown, and green glass bottles and containers to special collection boxes at the following locations.
Empty out liquids, scrape and rinse out food residue, make sure paper and cardboard are dry and keep your recycling bin closed to shut out rain.
No Plastic Bags
Don't bag your recycling - keep it loose. Plastic bags of any type should not go into the curbside or transfer station recycling bins. Find your nearest bag dropoff location at plasticfilmrecycling.org.
When in Doubt, Find Out or Throw It Out
Not everything can be recycled; even items with the recycling arrows may not be recyclable in our program or state. Call 360-417-2441 or view the Recyclopedia (PDF) for questions on specific items.