Materials Accepted

Please separate each of the bulleted items below and bring to the center in reusable containers, bags or boxes that you can take home and fill for another visit with us.

  • Newspaper (including inserts), magazines, catalogs, telephone books, paperback books, construction paper, tissue and wrapping paper, lined school notebook paper (any spiral notebook wire or three ring binders must be removed.
  • Office paper – white or colored paper with any color writing on it, envelopes, glossy paper, junk mail, greeting cards with no singing devices attached, paper gift bags.  Any three ring binders, magnets, feathers, macaroni, pens or non-paper freebies such as sheets of adhesive labels must be removed.  Do not tear paper in half or in bits.  We do NOT accept store receipts.
  • Shredded paper – should be in a bag, securely closed.  Do not combine with any other paper.
  • Corrugated cardboard – Wavy corrugated construction board, brown paper bags.  Any plastic, twist ties, styrofoam or food residue should be removed.
  • Chipboard  – cracker/food boxes, tissue boxes, egg cartons, paper towel/toilet paper tubes, oatmeal canisters, shoe boxes, thin boxes with no wavy corrugated construction.
  • Aluminum – aluminum foil, beer cans, soda cans (if you are unsure about can, test with a magnet.  If magnetic, the can is tin.  If not magnetic, then it is aluminum.)
  • Tin – Food and juice cans, popcorn, cookie and mint tins.  Please make sure can is clean as it is real people from your community who have to touch the moldy mess if you don’t.  Labels can be left on.
  • Plastic #1 (Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene – PET). Must have a recycling triangle logo with the number 1 in the center of the triangle.  Lids larger than a quarter must be removed and items cleaned.  Examples: soft drink, juice, water, cooking oil and peanut butter jars.  We do NOT accept black colored #1 plastic.
  • Plastic #2 (High Density Polyethylene – HDPE). Must have a recycling triangle logo with the number 2 in the center of the triangle.   Lids larger than a quarter must be removed and items cleaned.  Examples: milk jugs, detergent, softener, cleaner bottles.  We do NOT accept containers that contained poisons or oil products.
  • Agricultural pesticide containers — must be power washed or triple rinsed


Not Accepted:

  • Clothing (try local thrift store like Joseph’s Coat)
  • Brush & tree limbs (south of center at the city drop off location)
  • Lumber
  • Styrofoam
  • Ceramics, light bulbs
  • TV dinner plates/trays
  • Computer equipment