What can I recycle?

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Yes! Recycle Right Informative Postcard

 


what not to recycle postcard
Know Your No’s Recycling Informative Postcard

 


What is Recyclable

 

Guidelines below explain what items may be placed in your blue recycling carts. For information about bulky items, hazardous household waste, or other hard to recycle items, see how to dispose of large, seasonal, or unusual items.

 

Yes! Recycle Right

  • Plastic – including bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars (please empty)
  • Metal – including metal cans (please empty)
  • Glass – including glass bottles and jars (please empty)
  • Paper – paper including all paper, cartons, and cardboard (please flatten boxes)

Please Don’t Bag Your Recyclables.

 

Know Your No’s

  • no styrofoam or peanuts
  • no plastic wrap, pillows, or bags
  • no tanglers like cords, hoses, wires
  • no scrap metal
  • no clothing or textiles
  • no food waste
  • no hazardous or medical waste
  • no receipts, shredded paper, paper towels, or napkins

 

Keep these items out

  • all batteries
  • aluminum foil
  • ceramic items
  • diapers
  • disposable cups or lids (plastic and coffee)
  • electronics
  • household glass or mirrors
  • scrap metal and wood
  • straws
  • tires
  • toys

Resource Documents

 

Recycling Informative Postcard in Spanish – Recicla Mas

Recycle Right Postcard – Accessible PDF

What Not to Recycle Postcard – Accessible PDF

 


Contact Information

 

 

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For more curbside recycling information visit curbie.com

 

 

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To find where to recycle items not on this list visit ashevillegreenworks.org

 

 

The City of Asheville Sanitation Division Public Works can be reached at 828-259-5857

 


Updated 11/21/2019