The following is a list of recyclable items accepted at our Community Drop-Off locations. Please see the Curbside page for “how” materials are accepted in those programs since they are to be separated differently.
For a printable list, scroll to the bottom.
NO PLASTIC BAGS! unless used to contain shredded paper.
|Paper/Cardboard Items (please refrain from putting paper in plastic bags; they have to be hand-removed by our staff):
|Books: Telephone, soft & hard cover
Please remove any plastic overwrap. Newspaper & Ad Inserts, Magazines & Glossy Ads:
Please remove any plastic overwrap.Corrugated Cardboard:
Filled with paper OR Flatten!
Paperboard Boxes & Clean Pizza Boxes: Remove plastics and flatten!Cardboard Egg CartonsOpened Mail, Envelopes (with windows, stamps, & labels), and greeting cardsOffice paper, manila/pastel colored folders, brochures, computer printouts, FAX paper, loose-leaf paper, memos, post-its, index cards, and pastel colored paperPaper shopping bags:
Fill with paper!Paper tubes: Paper towel, wrapping paper, & toilet paper tubes
Must be bagged or boxed!
Carton packagings – Milk, juice, broth, soup and other
Cans: Food & Beverage
Rinse, Insert lids, then bend in top to keep sharp lid inside.
Empty Aerosol Cans
Clean Aluminum Foil, Pie Pans, and To-Go Containers
Glass Bottles & Jars
Plastic’s #1 – 5, Bottles, Jugs, & Tubs
| Non-Acceptable Items
|NO dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, window glass, or drinking glassesNO Styrofoam
NO Other Plastics
NO Motor Oil Bottles
NO scrap metal, auto parts, pots or pans
NO Plastic Bags:
Look for a return bin at your local store.
We do not accept batteries at our community drop-off recycling sites; however, you can take your alkaline batteries to one of our office locations or to one of our Special Collections to be recycled. Click HERE for Battery Recycling information.
Need to print what we accept or save to your computer? View a printable version: JBGT Acceptable Materials
Paper and Cardboard materials are taken to Valley Converting in Toronto, Ohio.
We take our commingled materials to the Neville Island processing MRF in Pittsburgh. For more information on their program go to Waste Management
To find a location near you go to our Drop-off Locations page