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Indoor Recycling CabinetThe Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) promotes comprehensive waste reduction practices and provides effective solid waste services including recycling, composting and trash disposal.

OWRR provides the following recycling services:

To request new or additional recycling service or to schedule a recycling pickup, please request a recycling service.

When non-recyclable items get into recycling bins, it makes recycling much more expensive and hazardous for the workers who sort the recyclables at the Material Recovery Facility. To prevent contamination of recycling, DO NOT put these items in recycling bins:

  • Bagged recyclables (keep recyclables loose)
  • Tanglers: cords, hoses, wires, or other items that will tangle in the machinery
  • Small or shredded paper and packaging
  • Cups, lids or straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper towels or napkins (compost instead)
  • Household or car batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Pumps or tubes
  • Plastic wraps, pillows or bags
  • Textiles
  • Household glass, mirrors or ceramics
  • Aerosol cans
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous or medical waste
  • Receipts
“Know Your No’s” Recycling Poster

What goes in the trash bins