What’s Recyclable


In order to safely and efficiently maximize the recycling opportunities we provide,Dittmer Recycling has established some basic standards and guidelines:

Acceptable Metal Products:

  • -Aluminum
  • -Tin, steel, and aluminum cans
  • -Metal jar lids
  • -Coat hangers
  • -Aerosol cans
  • -Christmas tree lights
  • -Pots and pans
  • -Empty paint/aerosol containers

Unacceptable Metal Products:

  • -Pesticide and chemical containers
  • -Syringes
  • -Car parts and oil filters
  • -Batteries

Metal must be clean, rinsed, and, if possible, flattened with metal lids inside.

Acceptable Cardboard/Paper Products:

  • -Newspapers, magazines, and catalogs
  • -Corrugated cardboard (staples ok; pizza boxes must be clean of food refuse)
  • -Gray chipboard including cereal, cracker, and shoeboxes
  • -Junk mail and envelopes
  • -Paper bags
  • -Mixed office paper
  • -Phone, paperback, and hardcover books
  • -Paper egg cartons
  • -Paper towel and toilet tissue roll cores
  • -Shredded paper strips

Unacceptable Cardboard/Paper Products:

  • -Milk and juice paperboard cartons
  • -Slick-coated frozen food boxes
  • -Greeting cards and gift-wrap
  • -Paper plates, cups and napkins
  • -Photographs
  • -Disposable diapers
  • -Cereal and cracker box liners
  • -Crosscut paper

Cardboard/paper products must be clean, dry, and flattened to conserve space.

Acceptable Plastic Products:

  • -Plastic with #1 through #5 and #7 symbols ONLY
  • -Milk and juice jugs
  • -Pop and water bottles
  • -Yogurt containers
  • -Ice cream tubs
  • -Cooking oil containers
  • -Shampoo bottles
  • -Lotion bottles
  • -Dish and liquid soap bottles
  • -Bleach and detergent containers
  • -Household cleaning containers

Unacceptable Plastic Products:

  • -Styrofoam
  • -Plastic bags and film wrap
  • -Plastic with #6 symbol
  • -Plastic without a recycling symbol
  • -Oil and antifreeze containers
  • -Medical supplies and “sharps”
  • -Plastic shopping bags (please recycle at participating stores)

Remove and discard all caps,lids, rings, and pumps from plastics, and flatten containers to conserve space.

Unacceptable Miscellaneous Items:

  • -Televisions
  • -Computers and electronic equipment
  • -Tires
  • -Glass is not acceptable for recycling. Glass should be placed in your trash.