Council Member Jim Ton, R-1st, is urging residents to learn exactly what can
be recycled and what can’t be.
non-recyclable items tossed into a bin contaminate an entire load of
“If it isn’t
recyclable, it won’t be accepted,” Ton said at Monday night’s council
meeting. “It spoils the whole batch. They’ll just dump it in the land fill.
If you’re not sure whether an item is recyclable, bite the bullet and just
throw it in the trash or it will contaminate everything.”
The following items
are not recyclable:
self-stick labels, shredded paper, used paper plates, tissue paper, gum and
candy wrappers, paper cups, paper towels.
foam egg cartons, ice cream cartons.
large storage bins, plastic wrap, plastic grocery bags, plastic bread bags,
snack bags (chips, fruit snacks, etc.), storage bags, outdoor hoses, flex
packaging (baby food pouches, fruit snack packages, etc.), CD and DVD
packages, bubble wrap, plastic silverware, Solo cups, prescription bottles,
motor oil containers, clothes hangers, polystyrene cups or plates.
mirrors, window glass, dish and drinking glasses.
wood, food, yard waste, hazardous material, pizza boxes, aerosol cans, light
bulbs, batteries, televisions and electronics.