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Bins Carts

Black Carts - What doesn't go in

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Items that are recyclable do not go in the black cart.
  • Newspaper
  • Paper board
  • Cardboard, corrugated boxes
  • Cardboard cereal & cracker boxes, etc.
  • 6-pack cartons
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Glossy paper
  • Junk mail
  • Stationery & envelopes
  • Any high grade/uncoated paper
  • Binder/notebook paper, any color
  • Telephone books
  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays
  • Tin cans & bi-metal cans
  • Glass bottles, jars (empty & rinsed)
  • Any color glass bottles or jars
  • All plastic food containers #1 & #2
  • Plastic bottles and containers, such as shampoo, detergent, bleach, milk, soda, water and aspirin containers, etc.
  • Microwave food trays
  • Scrap metal
  • Frozen food boil-in-bag pouches
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Shrubbery pruning
  • Sawdust
  • Tree trimmings
  • Tree limbs 4 diameter maximum

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