Acceptable Materials

These materials are accepted at both the drive-through and drop-off locations:
  • Books:
    • Paperback
    • Hardcover (a few at a time)
  • Brown paper bags
  • Catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Dairy and juice boxes
  • Refrigerator and freezer boxes
  • Envelopes, including manila & those with cellophane windows
  • Junk mail


  • Magazines
  • Newspapers and glossy inserts
  • Office paper
  • Paperboard (like cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Phone books
  • Pop boxes
  • Post-It Notes
  • Refrigerator & freezer boxes
  • Waxed, coated paper & cardboard such as dairy and juice boxes
Reminder: Do not place your recyclable items in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead.

Non-Acceptable Materials

These paper products are not recyclable:
  • Pizza boxes, because of the grease
  • Dark colored papers, such as a black malfunction from a copier
  • Egg cartons, because of the glue
  • Paper tubes, because of the glue
  • Shredded paper (even when bagged up, it gets loose in the sorting facility and contaminates other commodities)
  • Gift wrap paper
  • Plastic-lined envelopes
  • Tissue paper
  • Release paper from stickers

Additional Information

For more information, call (507) 304-4381.