Tips for Recycling

The following materials may be placed in curbside recycling bins: 
Safe to Recycle Examples:
Paper Newspaper & inserts
  Magazines & catalogs
  Mail & office papers
Cardboard Corrugated cardboard
  Paperboard (such as cracker boxes)
Cartons Milk & juice cartons
  Soup, broth, and wine cartons
  Juice boxes
Metal Cans Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
Glass Bottles & Jars  
Plastic Bottles, Containers & Jugs Containers numbered 1, 2, or 5
  Soda, juice and water bottles
  Milk and juice jugs
  Margarine, cottage cheese, and other tubs and lids
  Laundry detergent bottles and jugs
  Clear berry and produce containers

NOT SAFE: Do NOT place in curbside Recycling Bins

  • Batteries
  • Black plastic
  • Ceramic dishware
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Food
  • Household hazardous waste/hazardous waste
  • Paper plates, cups, and napkins
  • Diapers
  • Pharmaceuticals and medicines/medical waste
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Metal cylinders (such as propane tanks)
  • Scrap metal* (such as pots and pans)
  • Shredded paper*
  • Styrofoam
  • Tanglers (such as chains, extension cords, hoses, string lights)
  • Trash
  • Yard waste and Christmas trees
  • All items banned from being placed in the trash or recycling in state or local law, including: electronics, major appliances, sharps (lancetts, needles, syringes), tires
*Scrap metal and shredded paper are allowed in carts and dumpsters only if delivered to the Tennis Sanitation recycling facility. 

Special Note on Plastics
Some plastics are recyclable while some are not. Some recycling haulers are collecting more types of plastics than in the past, so contact your recycling hauler for a detailed list of which types they accept from your curbside recycling bin. Place recyclable plastics in with curbside recycling. For plastic bags, see a list of local grocery and retail stores that accept them for recycling.

If recycling is not an option, place plastic bags in the garbage. Place non-recyclable plastics such as toys and containers that held automotive and yard products in the garbage. Call your recycling service provider for a complete list of non-recyclable plastics. Place non-recyclable plastics in the garbage.