Please recycle the following materials:

 

BARREL LABEL

                     Yes

No

Mixed Paper

 

  • Notebook paper
  • Spiral notebooks (Metal spirals can be recycled, but plastic ones need to be removed.)
  • Computer paper
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Text books
  • Envelopes
  • Post-it notes
  • Paperboard
  • Waxed food/drink containers (milk carton)
  • Paper coffee cups
  • Plastic notebook spirals/covers
  • Laminated paper
  • Used paper plates
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Tissues
  • Used paper towels
  • Sticker backing

Plastic Containers

 

  • All colors and numbers of bottles
  • Cold beverage cups & lids
  • Hot beverage lids
  • Jugs, cups, jars, tubs
  • Pails and buckets
  • Dairy, deli food, sauce/condiment & cooking oil containers without clamshell hinges
  • Soap, detergent, & household cleaner containers
  • Snack food & frozen food containers
  • Hair/body care bottles and containers

 

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Thin plastic film
  • Ziploc bags

 

Aluminum/ Tin

 

  • All types of cans
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Microwave meal boxes with foil inside
  • Metallic food wrappers

Glass

 

  • All colors and types of bottles accepted
  • Mirrors
  • Windows

Cardboard

 

  • Corrugated cardboard ONLY (thick and durable)
  • Break down all of your boxes before recycling them
  • Paperboard (Cereal boxes, tissue boxes)
  • Mixed paper of any kind

 

Non-Recyclable

The following items are NOT recyclable in Bellingham:

  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Paper coffee cups (these are compostable, though!)
  • Hinged/clamshell containers
  • Styrofoam
  • The following plastic products:
    • overhead transparencies
    • plastic caps
    • sticker backing
    • rings
    • pumps
    • hinged/clamshell containers
    • bags
    • wrap
    • tableware/utensils
    • pipe
    • toys
  • Insulation or plastic containers that held potentially hazardous products such as:
    • motor oil
    • antifreeze
    • solvents
    • pesticides, etc
  • Plate glass (such as mirrors or dishes)