Waste & Recycle

What can I recycle ?


  • Recycling #5 open top containers (yogurt, cottage cheese, strawberry baskets)
  • Other plastic containers (milk, soap, juice, water)
  • Rigid plastics with all numbers from 1 to 7 in the triangle (no Styrofoam)

Glass and Metal:

  • Glass bottles and jars (any color, but please, no ceramics, window glass, light bulbs, or Pyrex)
  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans
  • Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil
  • Aerosol Cans (empty)


  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)
  • Hard and soft cover books
  • Office paper & envelopes
  • Shredded paper (in a clear bag)
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Brown Bags
  • Staples, paperclips, spirals, & plastic envelope windows are OK
  • All newspapers & inserts
  • Gift boxes & wrapping paper
  • Paper plates (clean)
  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Drink boxes (juice, shelf milk, soy)
  • Egg cartons (not Styrofoam)

Cardboard – note

  • Please, corrugated cardboard only
  • Please flatten all boxes
    Pizza boxes (as long as they’re not greasy)

Following items are NOT accepted:

  • Plastic bags
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Dishes, pyrex, or ceramics
  • Paper towels or facial tissue
  • Styrofoam
  • Recyclables containing food waste
  • Paints, oils, or hazardous materials
  • Needles or syringes
  • VCR Tapes or CDs/DVDs
  • Scrap metal, pots, or pans

Woolwich Recycling Program