What to Recycle

Corrugated Cardboard

Includes packaging and shipping boxes such as, Amazon, USPS, FedEx, DHL type boxes. Things to help you identify corrugated cardboard include:

  • Edge Crush Test.
  • Burst strength.
  • Flat crush test.
  • Bending resistance.
  • Impact resistance.
  • Cushioning, shock absorption.
  • Tear resistance.
  • Grammage (mass per unit of area) for components and for the combined board.

For more information please view the Recycle Corrugated Cardboard page.

Plastic Bottles Pet Number 1

PET is used as a raw material for making packaging materials such as bottles and containers for packaging a wide range of food products and other consumer goods. For more information please view the Recycle PET Bottles page.

Plastic Bottles HDPE Number 2

HDPE Number 2 are widely accepted at recycling centers because recycling these materials can reduce the cost of products made from these plastics. For more information please view the Recycle PET Bottles page.

Copier / Printer Paper

White printer paper, also known as High Grade Deinked Paper) is quality paper that consists of things like envelopes, copy paper and letterhead that has gone through the printing process and had the ink removed. For more information please view the Recycle Paper page.

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Aluminum and tin recycling provides many environmental, economic and community benefits. It saves energy, time, money and natural resources; and often it generates jobs and helps to pay for community services that make life better for millions of people. For more information please view the Recycle Aluminum, Tin, and Steel Cans page.

Not Recyclable

The following items should not be placed into your recycling bin:

  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Take-out Food Boxes

For more information please view the What Not To Recycle page.

Items Also Accepted

  • Junk mail and mixed paper
  • Includes, but is not limited to: newspaper, magazines, colored paper, coated paper, phone books, etc.
  • Soft cover and hard cover books
  • Plastics Number 3-#7 and rigid plastics
  • Chip/paper board (i.e. shoe boxes, cereal and tissue boxes, empty toilet paper rolls, pasta and food boxes, milk and juice cartons)
  • Shredded paper - MUST be bagged in clear bags. Material bagged in shopping bags, white or any other colored bag will be discarded

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Recycling Program Overview

For more information please watch the SCSWA Recycling Program Overview video.