Acceptable Materials

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): Commingled Items:
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

Shredded Paper:
Must be paper bagged or boxed! (plastic bag only if no other option)

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 Tires

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