Recyclable Items

Acceptable Items


Most types of paper are accepted for recycling. Examples include:
  • Ad circulars
  • Carbonless paper
  • Catalogs
  • Dry goods packaging with liners removed
    • Cereal, pasta, rice, beer / soda cartons
  • Envelopes
  • File folders
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Paperback books
  • Paper bags
  • Paper towel / toilet paper cores
  • Phone books
  • Non-metallic gift wrap


Look for the recycling symbol on the bottom of the item. Plastics labeled 1-7 are accepted for recycling. Remove lids and rinse any remaining food or liquids from containers or trays. Examples include:
  • Beverage bottles
  • Condiment bottles
  • Meat trays
  • Prescription / medicine bottles
  • Shampoo and lotion bottles

Metal Cans

Aluminum, steel, and tin beverage and food materials are accepted. Rinse any remaining food or liquids from items. Empty aerosol cans and remove their nozzles before placing them in the bin.

Unacceptable Items

Foam packaging, soiled food container i.e. pizza boxes, dirty food containers, etc., plastic grocery store bags, electronics, ceramics or dishes, food waste/garbage, light bulbs, glass jars & bottles- brown and green, window glass or mirrors, wire clothes hangers or yard waste.

Much of what goes into out landfills is recyclable- including frozen dinner containers- they just need to be rinsed out before tossing them into your new recycle cart. Converse encourages residents to recycle because it is good for you, the community and the environment.