What can I recycle?
Paper You Can Recycle
Any dry paper items that tear, including:
Juice and milk cartons (aseptic packaging)
Office paper (lined, fax & colored)
Paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
Please flatten boxes to conserve recycling space.
Shredded paper should be in clear bags.
Please remove all liners and/or packing materials.
Plastic You Can Recycle
Plastic bottles, jugs & jars #1-#7
Plastic tubs & trays #1-7
Laundry detergent containers
Plastic grocery bags
Please crush all plastic to conserve space.
Please rinse the plastic containers clean.
Note: Styrofoam-type products CAN be recycled.
Glass You Can Recycle
All glass bottles and containers of all colors including:
Glass juice containers
Jam and jelly jars
Pickle and vegetable jars
All glass should be completely empty and rinsed clean.
Metal You Can Recycle
Aluminum and steel cans ("tin" cans)
All cans should be completely empty and rinsed clean.
All cans should be FLATTENED to conserve recycling bin space.
What Not to Recycle
NO light bulbs
NO window glass or mirrors
Where can I take a mattress?
A non-profit organization in Traverse City recycles mattresses and box springs: Bay Area Recycling for Charities or call 231-360-1231.