Household recycling guide

singe stream example

YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT SHOULD GO IN YOUR BIN.

two ways to recycle at your curb

SINGLE STREAM: Put rinsed containers, (glass, metal, plastic) with labels on, no caps or lids, into the SAME bin with papers and flattened cardboard.

DUAL STREAM: Put rinsed containers into one bin (glass, metal, plastic) with labels on, no caps or lids, into a SEPARATE bin that contains papers and flattened cardboard.

For the method your Hauler uses or if you have NO curbside recycling call 877-270-3989.

Another way to support recycling is to look for and buy recycled content: clothes, copy paper, greeting cards, paper tissue and towels, carpets, lumber, decking, fencing and more!

required recycling

State law requires all loads be covered before transport.

PAPERS:

  • Office paper and Junk mail
  • Paper bags
  • Catalogs and Magazines
  • Phone books & Paperback books
  • Newspapers
  • Envelopes with or without windows
  • Flatten Paper egg cartons, Containerboard, Cardboard, Rolls & Tubes

GLASS: Rinse out jars and bottles.

CANS: Rinse out Aluminum (do not crush), Steel (push partially attached lid into the can), Aerosol (do not rinse) and ONLY accepts empty non-pesticide aerosol cans.

PLASTIC: Bottles & Jugs (#1 and #2 plastics)

Plastic Recycleables

voluntary recycling

Rinse out all the items below and mix with your recyclable containers:

ASEPTIC BOXES & PAPER CARTONS: Soup, milk, broth, orange juice, soy milk, etc. Discard plastic caps. Do not remove spouts. Flatten

THESE #1- #5 PLASTIC CONTAINERS: Food, beverage, deli, ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, bakery, medicine and pill and kitty litter containers, brown beverage bottles, frozen food containers/trays.

#3 - #5 PLASTICS: Flower pots or trays, clear/rigid clam shell packaging, 5 gal. pails, small toys. Must fit into bin.

DO NOT LEAVE THE FOLLOWING #3 - #5 PLASTICS AT THE CURB:

  • Plastic 55-gallon drums
  • Large plastic furniture (chairs, tables, etc.)
  • Large plastic toys (playhouses, slides, etc.)

...They may be taken to the landfill for Recycling.

do not put into recycling bins

 

Wisconsin’s Electronics Recycling Law

Wisconsin's Electronics Recycling Law bans the landfilling and incineration of: Computers, laptops, printers, televisions, DVD players, computer peripherals, fax machines, VCRs and other video players (i.e., DVRs), phones with video displays, etc. For more information on where/how to recycle electronics click here.