Recyclable Materials

Accepted Items

  • All junk mail and envelopes
  • Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
  • Brown paper sacks/bags
  • Cardboard (broken-down boxes)
  • Cereal and cracker-type boxes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Juice boxes and other paper cartons
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Newspaper and newspaper inserts
  • Office and school paper (all colors)
  • Phone books
  • Plastic food containers, tubs and bowls
  • Plastic milk jugs and paper milk cartons
  • Plastics Number 1 - 7
  • Yogurt cups and margarine/whip cream tubs

Items Not Accepted

  • Aerosol cans, propane tanks or helium tanks
  • Aluminum foil
  • Batteries
  • Egg cartons
  • Food waste
  • Food-tainted items (e.g. paper plates)
  • Garbage
  • Ice cream cartons
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic retail bags
  • Styrofoam cups, plates or packaging
  • Wax-coated cartons

Hazardous Materials

If you have questions about disposing of problem waste such as paint, propane gas tanks, or florescent light bulbs, view the Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide.