Items that are NOT recyclable:

  • Frozen Food Packaging (ice cream containers, frozen dinner packaging)
  • Paper Cups (coffee cups, hot and cold fast food cups)
  • Styrofoam (blocks, packaging peanuts) 
  • Paper dinnerware (plates, cups, takeout containers)
  • Tissue Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins
  • Shredded Paper (take to a designated drop-off bin)
  • Hardcover books Wax paper
  • Bubble envelopes, Fed-Ex envelopes (tyvek)
  • Brown paper packaging envelopes with foam or padding inside.

How it's recycled 

Wonder where your paper and cardboard goes? Here's an example of a Material Recovery Facility in California. Recyclables truly get a new life. See how bales of fiber are turned into new paper! (Keep watching to see how plastic and metal are made into new products.)