Paper: Flatten your cardboard boxes and keep them free of greasy boxes.
Plastic: For bottles and jugs, if the mouth is smaller than the base it is recyclable. The new addition of plastic tubs includes yogurt containers, individual fruit, applesauce, pudding, jello cups, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese tubs, specialty dips such as hummus tubs, etc. - make sure to reattach the lid.
Metal: Non-hazardous materials only. Make sure the can is empty and remove the plastic tip.
Glass: Rinse out as best as possible.
Recycling Where I Live
Hamilton County, Ohio has 48 communities and each has its own way for its residents to sign up for recycling and waste disposal. Some communities offer curbside pick up of yard trimmings.
To find out information for your community, view in large map format and type in your address (without Rd., St., Ave., etc.)
Back to Basics YouTube Video
The Recycling Coach: Plastic Bags
Mix all items together - no separation required
Keep items loose: Do not bag your recyclables
Empty all bottles, jugs, and cans
No need to remove labels
For plastic bottles: empty, crush, and reattach lids
For glass bottles and jars: rinse out and leave lids loose
For cartons: remove plastic caps and straws
For tubs: rinse and reattach lids
Don't fill your world with cardboard!
Cardboard Recycling Tips
Remove all plastic and foam packaging.
Break down the box to fit inside your cart.
Place broken-down empty boxes next to your cart if they are too large to go in.
Food boxes (cereal, dry pasta, cracker, cookies, etc.), clean pizza boxes (remove lining), and empty tissue boxes may all be recycled as well.
Empty paper good rolls such as wrapping paper, paper towels, and toilet paper rolls are also made of recyclable cardboard.
Don't Fill Your World with Cardboard YouTube Video
Recycling Cardboard Is a Snap! YouTube Video
Not for Curbside or Drop-off Recycling (Not an All-Inclusive List)
No receipts, plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, clothing hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, EPS (hard, rigid styrofoam), buckets, plastic salad boxes, blueberry, strawberry, etc. containers, car parts, food, yard trimmings, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots and pans, scrap metal, etc.
If it is not on the list, it is not an acceptable item.