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Recycling

More than half of what we throw away can be recycled. Recycling should be apart of our daily routines, Re-Pete encourages Highland residents to help conserve landfill space, preserve natural resources and control rising waste disposal costs.

WHAT CAN I RECYCLE?

PLASTICS NO. 1-7 MIXED PAPER & NEWSPAPER
  • Milk, juice, soda and water bottles
  • Yogurt, dairy and margarine tubs
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Detergent and fabric softener bottles
  • Clean garden pots or flats
  • Styrofoam food containers
  • Disposable plates and cups
  • Newspaper (with inserts)
  • Magazines/ catalogues
  • Junk mail (remove free samples)
  • White & colored paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Telephone/ paperback books
  • Envelopes with plastic window
  • Wrapping paper
ALUMINUM & TIN (labels may stay on) CARDBOARD
  • Steel or tin cans (e.g. tuna cans)
  • Pie tins
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum food & soda cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard (soda/beverage carriers)
  • Binboard (e.g. cereal boxes)
  • Milk cartons
GLASS
  • Glass bottles/ jars (any color, remove lids from jar, labels may stay on)
  • Mason jars
Items NOT To Recycle:
- Soiled paper or cardboard - Plastic children's toys or pools
- Pizza boxes with food residue - Aerosol or paint cans
- Hoses or lawn furniture - Window glass
- Disposable diapers - Flooring or carpet
- Clothing or shoes - Rags
- Food waste - Ribbon
- Bathroom waste - Carbon paper
- Wax paper

Note:
Please do not contaminate your recycling cart with trash and/or yard waste.
All materials placed in your blue cart should be relatively clean, dry and empty.

Printable Recycling Quick Guide
Guide to Understanding Plastic Recycling