Recyclable Materials


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About Acceptable materials

Corrugated Cardboard


  • Must be corrugated Cardboard (tear the side, needs to have a a wavy interior)
  • Must be dry
  • Must be free of any other type of material and/or packing materials

Not Accepted

  • No brown packing paper
  • No brown paper bags
    • No Cereal Boxes
    • No Cracker Boxes,
    • No to (most) Beer and Soda boxes of any size
  • No waxed cardboard boxes

What do the recycled Cardboard material become?

Recycled into post consumer content new boxes or packaging, brown paper bags, mailing tubes, or paperboard, such as cereal or shoe boxes.



!! Plastic must be clean enough to drink out of, dry and not contaminated with food or waste of any kind!!

  • #1 Bottles (PETE)
    • Bottle Shaped Only!
    • Must remove all caps and lids
    • Empty and Rinse well enough you would drink out of it
    • Examples soda, juice, water, cleaner bottles, cooking and peanut butter jars.
    • Recycling number will appear in the recycling symbol on the bottom or side.
  • #2 Bottles (HDPE)
    • Bottle Shaped Only!
    • Must remove all caps and lids
    • Empty and Rinse well enough you would drink out of it
    • Examples: milk jugs, shampoo bottles, bleach & detergent bottles, household cleaner bottles, vitamin bottles.
    • Number appears inside the recycling symbol usually on the bottom.
  • NOT Accepted – Email Us to Find Out Why: [email protected]
    • No dirty plastic
    • No #3-#7 plastics
    • No Non-bottle shaped plastics
    • No Clamshells
    • No Tubs
    • No lids or Caps
    • No Wrap or Bubble Wrap
    • No Plastic Bags of any kind
    • No Plastic grocery bags
    • No dry cleaner bags
    • No motor oil bottles
    • No black bags

What does the recycled Plastic material become?

  • #1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE) – Recycled into post consumer content plastics such as “new” bottles, carpet, park benches, picnic tables, pipes, flowerpots, t-shirts, fleece jackets, or sleeping bags.



  • Newspaper
    • Must be Dry
    • Must be free of coupons and non-newspaper
  • Office Paper
    • Examples white copy paper & non-windowed envelopes
    • Must be dry
    • Must be free of any contamination
    • Please put newspaper in a separate bag and place the bag IN the bin.
  • NOT Acceptable Paper Materials

    • NO Wet Material
    • NO Contamination
    • NO Phone Books
    • NO Magazines
    • NO Catalogs
    • NO Books
    • NO Packing Paper
    • NO Shredded Paper
    • NO Coupons
    • NO Paper Bags
    • NO Staples
    • NO Paper Clips
    • NO Junk Mail with Film Laminated To Paper
    • NO Sticky Notes
    • NO self adhesive labels
    • NO construction paper
    • NO fluorescent or deep-toned paper
    • NO waxy finished paper napkins
    • NO paper towels
    • NO paper cups or plates
    • NO photos
    • NO blue prints

What does the recycled Paper material become?

Recycled into post consumer content paper products. Mixed paper may be recycled into “new” paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, cat litter or school supplies such as folders, index cards, or notebooks.


Accepted Metals

  • Aluminum Cans
    • Empty & Rinse
    • Crushing cans saves space
  • Tin Cans
    • Empty & Rinse
    • Crushing cans saves space
  • Batteries
    • Keep Dry
    • put in a seal-able container like an old plastic peanut butter jar or a zip lock bag
  • NOT Accepted
    • NO Foil
    • No Pie Plates
    • NO Aluminum Pans

What does the recycled Metal material become?

  • Tin Cans – Aluminum cans may be recycled into “new” cans or other aluminum products such as lawn chairs, window frames, pie pans, foil, car parts, or house siding.
  • Steel (Tin) cans may be recycled into “new” cans, vehicle parts, toys, appliances (such as refrigerators), fire hydrants, or tools. All steel products contain some recycled material—usually at least 25%! Steel never loses quality or strength so it can be endlessly recycled


  • Glass (Any Color)
    • Empty & Rinse
    • Must be free of contents and contamination

Not Accepted

  • ceramic bottles, cups, plates & pottery
  • wine caps & corks
  • lead wine & champagne collars
  • crystal
  • drinking glasses
  • mirrors
  • window glass
  • heat-resistant ovenware
  • light bulbs

What does the recycled Glass become?

Oh yeah, we are “Crushing” this one!!!!

In Teton Valley, glass is piled, crushed and used as road base, for such roadways as the driving paths at the Teton County Transfer Station.  In other communities, recycled glass products include “new” jars and bottles, tiles, road paving, marbles, jewelry, and fiberglass insulation. Glass may be recycled an infinite number of times since it never loses strength.

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