Acceptable Recyclable Materials

Provided is a list of acceptable materials or view items (PDF).

Cardboard

Acceptable

  • Corrugated (non-wax coated). Please break down and flatten
  • Cereal boxes
  • Pop/beer boxes
  • Food-soiled coated paper (pizza boxes)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Food boxes and cartons

Glass

  • All types are unacceptable
  • NO CFL & Fluorescent light bulbs

**Glass items can be dropped off at Brommer Sanitation in the orange roll-off container

Paper

Acceptable

  • Catalogs and phone books (1/2 inch thick or less)
  • Office, colored, and shiny paper
  • Envelopes (transparent windows okay)
  • Newspapers
  • Shredded paper (bag separately)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper cups
  • Paper bags
  • Old books (separate into 1/2 inch thick sections)

Unacceptable

  • Waxed paper
  • Juice boxes

Plastic

Acceptable

  • All plastic containers labeled 1-7
  • Antifreeze jugs
  • Liquid soap bottles
  • Milk and juice containers
  • Pop and water bottles
  • Ice cream tubs and yogurt cups
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Plastic shopping bags (bag them together so they don't blow away)
  • Ziploc and food bags
  • Pill bottles (remove personal info)

Unacceptable

  • Rigid plastics (toys)
  • Saran wrap
  • Styrofoam and packing peanuts
  • Tupperware containers

Metal

  • All types are acceptable
  • Aluminum and metal cans
  • Foil and foil trays
  • Metal lids
  • Aerosol spray cans (empty)

 Batteries and Cell Phones


**No batteries and cell phones will be accepted.

Additional Directions

  • Cardboard may be stacked next to the container.
  • Do not flatten tin cans.
  • Fold cardboard into 1' by 2' sections.
  • Keep all paper dry.
  • No garbage or medical waste in the container.
  • Plastics may be flattened to save space.
  • Please clean and rinse all containers.
  • Remove labels from tin cans.
  • Return all beverage cans and bottles to store for redemption.
  • The container remains Sioux Center's property.