Recycling Program

 

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLES

 

 

 

Paper

Plastics 6 (PS) to include:

 

 

Newspapers (inserts & ads OK)

Disposable Plastic Plates & Cups

 

 

Magazines & Catalogs

CD/DVD Cases

 

 

Brochures & Pamphlets

Egg Cartons

 

 

Mail & Envelopes (envelope windows & labels OK)

Aspirin Bottles

 

 

File Folders & Card Stock

 

 

Printing & Writing Paper (colored paper OK)

Plastics 7 (MISC) to include:

 

 

Telephone & Paperback Books

3- and 5-gallon Water Bottles

 

 

Shredded Paper (bagged in a plastic bag)

Sunglasses

 

 

DVD's

 

 

Plastics

iPOD & Computer Cases

 

 

Plastics 1 (PETE) to include:

Signs & Displays

 

 

Soda Pop & Water Bottles

Certain Food Containers

 

 

Juice & Sports Drink Bottles

 

 

Mouthwash Bottles

Cardboard/ Paperboard

 

 

Catsup & Salad Dressing Bottles

Corrugated Cardboard & Boxes (flatten or cut-up)

 

Plastics 2 (HDPE) to include:

Cereal & Cracker Boxes (remove plastic liners)

 

Milk & Water Jugs

Food Cartons & Boxes

 

 

Cosmetic & Shampoo Bottles

Gift, Shoe & Tissue Boxes

 

 

Bleach, Dish & Laundry Detergent Bottles

Paper Bags

 

 

Household Cleaning Bottles

Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Rolls

 

 

Plastics 3 (V or PVC) to include:

Paper Egg Cartons

 

 

Window Cleaner

 

 

Detergent Bottles

Metals

 

 

Cooking Oil Bottles

Aluminum Cans

 

 

Plastics 4 (LDPE) to include:

Steel/ Tin Cans

 

 

Squeeze Bottles

Clean Scrap Aluminum

 

 

Stretch Film

Non-hazardous Aerosol Cans (empty)

 

 

Plastics 5 (PP) to include:

Pots/Pans

 

 

Yogurt Containers

 

 

Syrup & Ketchup Bottles

 

 

Straws

 

 

Medicine Bottles

 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

 

 

 

Glass (any kind)

Small Appliances

 

 

Light Bulbs or Fluorescent Tubes

Propane or Gas Tanks

 

 

Plastic Bags (grocery, newspaper, bread or sandwich) 

Furniture

 

 

Cellophane Food Bags (pasta, salad, candy, cookies)

Tarps or Garden Hoses

 

 

Metal or Plastic Pails or Buckets

Toys or Children Pools

 

 

Food or Liquid Waste

Electronics or Electronics Housing (e-waste)

 

 

Soiled Paper Plates, Paper Towels or Napkins

Photographic Paper, Tapes or CD's

 

 

Plastic Coated Milk Cartons or Drink Boxes

Print or Toner Cartridges

 

 

Pet Food Bags

Auto Parts or Batteries

 

 

Plastic Film Pkg. (shrink or plastic food wrap)

Motor Oil or Anti-freeze Bottles

 

 

Polystyrene, Bubble Wrap or Packing Peanuts

Paint Cans

 

 

Bedding or Bath Items (blankets, pillows or towels)

Household Hazardous Waste

 

 

Draperies or Blinds

Medical Supplies (syringes, needles or lancets)

 

Clothing or Shoes

Wrapping Paper

 

 

Clothes Hangers 

Yard Waste (grass, weeds, tree limbs or trimmings)

 

Diapers

Concrete, Rocks, Dirt or Sod

 

 

China or Ceramics

Construction Materials (lumber or drywall)

 

 

Kitchen Utensils or Dishes

Aluminum Siding for homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please Note: The first container is provided by the City as part of your waste collection fees. Replacements for containers lost or damaged through negligence will be billed to you at cost. Please contact Sandy City Public Works at 801-568-2999 to arrange for replacement containers or to arrange for delivery of an additional container. Please remember to use the blue container for household and yard waste, and the green container for recyclable materials. Both waste and recyclables will be picked up on the same day of the week.

More information on E-Waste (Electronic Waste) Recycling.