Recycling Department
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Recycling Guide


Not Accepted

Paper/Other Fibers: White/Colored copy paper, computer paper, glossy paper, envelops, newspaper, telephone books, file folders, magazines, junk mail, post-it notes, paper bags and cardboard. *Staples are acceptable. Paper/Other Fibers: No carbon paper, self-stick labels, gum/candy wrappers, tissue paper, waxed paper, paper cups or paper towels.
Plastic Containers: Plastic containers marked #1-#7 (excluding #6). This includes water and pop bottles, milk and juice jugs, margarine/butter tubs, yogurt cups, ketchup bottles, household cleaners, coffee creamers containers, etc. Trays from frozen meals can also by recycled as long as they are rinsed clean. Plastic Containers: No plastic mark #6 (including take-out contain, styrofoam, packing peanuts, CD/DVD covers, etc). No film plastic (plastic bags, saran wrap, etc.). No plastic silverware.
Tin and Aluminum Cans: Empty cans including pop cans and soup cans. Tin and Aluminum Cans: No aerosol cans or foil.
Glass Bottles and Jars: Empty clear and colored glass bottles and jars Glass Bottles and Jars: No flat glass, light bulbs, dinnerware, ceramics or Pyrex


Department Contact

Mattiee Fitzgerald - Williams

900 Madison
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 882-8446
(219) 881-5242 Fax

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