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Curbside Recycling

What's In. What's Out.

Single Stream Recycling at the curbside is easier than ever. While it is unnecessary to sort recyclables, it’s critical that we keep unaccepted items out of the recycling stream. When placed in your curbside bin, items like plastic bags, Styrofoam™, and electronics can damage recycling machinery, slow down the process, and ultimately impact the effectiveness of the recycling program.

Review the list below and refer to our website or the ReWorks App for what belongs In your recycling bin and what should stay OUT.


• Rigid Plastics
• Metal Cans
• Cardboard
• Paper
• Cartons
• Glass Bottles and Jars

For a complete list of items that are accepted in curbside recycling programs, go here. 


• Plastic Bags
• Soiled Paper and Cardboard
• Tissues/Paper Towels, and Napkins
• Styrofoam™
• VHS Tapes
• Electronics
• Window Glass
• Rubber
• Fabrics
• Medical Sharps
• Items Under 2"

Some items that cannot be recycled curbside may still be recyclable with special handling. Check out a list and locations of Local Recycling Alternatives here. Also, learn more about how to responsibly recycle household hazardous waste (HHW) at our HHW Recycling Center here.

Cartons, Cans, Cardboard, Glass, Paper and Plastic Bottles all should be recycled. This is true whether you have a recycling cart with home pickup or you go to your community’s recycling drop-off center. Please note these are the only items that should be recycled.

As a reminder, Summit County has single stream recycling. So no sorting – just put all recyclables together.
One thing to keep in mind with single stream – no bags! Just toss your recyclables into a recycling cart OR at a bin at a community drop-off center. Here’s what you can do with plastic bags.

Click on the circled items below for more recycling details on each recycling category.

plastic cartons Cans


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