Rumpke Acceptable Recycling Items

These are the items that are accepted for Rumpke recycling:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans with the lids and tips removed
  • Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
  • Plastic Tubs: Containers for butter, sour cream cottage cheese, yogurt, Jello and fruit slices would fall into the tub category. Lids should be reattached prior to recycling
  • Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
  • Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartonsRecycling Tips
    • Mix all items together – no separation required
    • Empty all bottles, jugs and cans
    • No need to remove labels
    • For plastic bottles, empty, crush and reattach lids
    • For cartons, remove plastic caps and straws
    • NEVER place medical sharps or needles in the recycling
    • DON’T use plastic bags

NOT for Recycling
No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal.

Rumpke’s Acceptable Items Flyer: acceptableitems_march2021_tubs


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