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  • Mail, office and school papers
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Phone books
  • Books
  • Shredded Paper (in closed paper bags)
  • Cereal, cracker, and pasta boxes
  • Shoe boxes, gift boxes and electronics boxes
  • Toiletry and medication boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Pop and beer boxes


  • Milk, soup and broth cartons
  • Juice boxes
  • Wine and juice cartons


  • Food and beverage bottles and jars


  • Food and beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays (rinsed and clean)

Plastic #1 – #7

  • Water, soda and juice bottles
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Ketchup and salad dressing bottles
  • Yogurt, pudding and fruit cups
  • Margarine, cottage cheese and other tubs
  • Produce, deli and take out containers (except for black containers)
  • Dish washing liquid bottles
  • Detergent jugs
  • Shampoo, soap and lotion bottles (remove pump)
  • Clear packaging from toys and electronics
  • Disposable cups and bowls
  • Medicine bottles

For further recycling information, see the Washington County Environmental Center Website: