Household recycling guide
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!
- Office paper and Junk mail
- Paper bags
- Catalogs and Magazines
- Phone books & Paperback books
- 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)
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
- Any # plastic bag - click here for recycling info
- Plastic film (zip-loc bags, toilet paper packaging, newspaper bags, packaging film) - click here for recycling info
- Shrink wrap
- Plastic straws, plates, or silverware
- Drink pouches
- Styrofoam #6 plastic (egg cartons, plates, hot beverage cups, formed packing pieces, or packing peanuts)
- Aluminum baking pans or foil
- Liners (metal or plastic)
- Mirror or window glass
- Motor oil containers
- Light bulbs - click here for recycling info
- Ceramics or Clay pots
- Soiled papers (tissues, towels, cardboard, etc.)
- Foam or Polystyrene
- CD cases
- Vinyl siding, etc. - click here for recycling info
- Food - click here for composting info
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.