What Can Be Recycled?
The following is a list of materials that are acceptable for Recycling at our facility in Brookhaven.
- Aluminum: Cans, beverage and food containers, foil, and pie pans. Please clean.
- Books: Hardbound (with the cover torn off and discarded), paperback and text books.
- Cardboard: Paperboard boxes corrugated boxes, egg containers, food boxes (including cereal boxes and pizza boxes), frozen food packaging, mailing boxes and shoe boxes. Please remove any plastic or Styrofoam packaging material from inside the boxes.
- Glass containers: Bottles and jars (brown, clear or green) used for food, liquids, beverages, soda, and water. Please clean.
- Mail: Mail (junk mail, catalogs, cards, magazines, etc…) and envelopes (all kinds).
- Metal: All types of metal including beverage and food containers, aluminum, tin, steel, iron, etc…
- Paper: All colors and types of unwaxed paper including catalogs, folders, junk mail, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper (all types), non-metallic wrapping paper, office papers, printer paper, school papers and shredded paper (please place shredded paper inside a clear plastic bag).
- Plastic containers (#1 - 7):
- PET plastic containers with the symbol #1 – with screw tops only, without caps
- HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol #2 – narrow neck containers only (milk and water bottles)
- HDPE pigmented (colored) plastic containers with the symbol #2 – narrow neck containers only, without caps (detergent, shampoo bottles, etc.)
- Plastics with symbols #3, #4, #5, #6, #7-narrow and screw top containers
- Please clean.
- Rigid Plastics: Rigid plastics which include milk/soda crates, buckets, laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic drums, coolers, plastic flower pots, watering cans, large water bottles, pallets, pet carriers, shelving, closet organizers and unwanted garbage cans (empty).
- Spray cans: All empty aerosol cans.
- Tin: Cans and foil. Please clean.