What Can I Recycle?

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Glass Bottles and Jars


It can be any color. For the safety of our workers, please do not include broken glass in your green bin. You may take it to one of our drop-off centers.

No light bulbs, pyrex, windows, or ceramics, like coffee mugs.
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Aluminum Cans


Only the cans, please!

Aluminum foil and pans are not accepted.
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#1 and #2 Plastic Bottles


Only bottles please! Look for the (1) or (2) on the bottom. Detergent and soap bottles are just fine. And you do not have to remove the cap!

What is a bottle?


It is a container that has an opening smaller than the base.

Why not #3-#7?


#3-#7 plastics cannot be recycled at this time due to a lack of recycling markets. When recycling markets that can account for the recycling of these plastics are found, the program will be reinstated.
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Steel Cans


Only the cans, please!

Other steel and metal products can be recycled at the Boston Mountain Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off.
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Cardboard and Paperboard


Small or large, even cereal boxes and shoe boxes. Please flatten before recycling.

Pizza boxes are fine, just remove any leftover pizza or crust.
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Mixed Paper & Newspaper


Almost any kind of paper, including phone books, printer paper, magazines, and junk mail.

Shredded paper can be brought to either of the Recycling Drop-off Centers and placed in the mixed paper container.
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Yard Waste


Grass, leaves, and brush get recycled, too! If you have curbside recycling, you can put out yard waste the same day as your other recyclables. You can also take it to our composting facility. We turn your yard waste into compost and mulch that you can use in your garden!