Get Your Blue Cart Right

Get Your Blue Cart Right

For a more detailed recycling list, please click here.

Yes: Cardboard Boxes, Tin, Aluminum, Newspaper, Paper, Uncoated Paper, Plastic Bottles and Containers, Glass

No: Hoses Soiled Containers, Wood, Wires, Zip Bags, Diapers, Clothes, Batteries, Syringes, Foam Products, Motor Oil

Please reduce these items as they are getting more difficult to recycle: Plastic Bags, Single-use Plastic Cups, Take-Out Containers, Junk Mail, Chipboard, Disposable Coffee Cups, Yogurt Cups

21 Comments

  • Pamela Riley says:

    My daughter remembers reading that recyclable materials must be in plastic bags in the blue bin. I understood plastic bags should not go in blue bin and have putting in my recyclables loose. Don’t like using plastic bags if not necessary. Thanks, Pam

  • Jane Chin says:

    Your latest mailed flyer indicates only newspaper is accepted. But inside it says non-coated paper

    Which is it? I’d think the higher quality copy paper etc would be more wanted.

    And I’ve seen both that cereal boxes are and are not accepted? So can I put chipboard in or not?

    • Nicole Impagliazzo says:

      Thank you for the email. I appreciate your interest in recycling properly. We will accept non-coated paper but it is getting more and more difficult to recycle. We still have a few markets for it so we CAN accept it in the recycling as of now.

      I agree with you that it would seem the recycling plants would want higher quality paper but they LOVE newspaper. Newspaper is absolutely something they can recycle along with cardboard, plastic #1 & #2’s, glass bottles, and aluminum cans.

      The chipboard answer is similar to the non-coated paper answer. We are accepting it but chipboard is getting EXTREMELY difficult to recycle. So, yes, right now, we can recycle it.

      Please contact me at nicolei@mdrr.com for more questions.

  • Rebecca Hoden says:

    Do you recycle items #3-5 and #7?

  • Cynthia Nyznyk says:

    How to dispose halogen bulbs?

  • PatinCal says:

    Irony is sending out a notice that coated paper is no longer recyclable on coated paper that is not recyclable

  • Marilyn Cassell says:

    Do you accept clean recyclable k-cups?

    • Nicole Impagliazzo says:

      No, unfortunately we cannot accept k-cups. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are happy to give you a tour of our facility in Pittsburg so you can see the machine and it will give a better understanding of why we cannot. If you are interested in a tour, please contact Nicole: nicolei@mdrr.com

  • Kathi Bruce says:

    1. Can we put empty cardboard boxes like cereal, pasta etc. in recycling? I can’t find that in your flyer or “What’s Receyclable Now” list.
    2. Which of the items shown under reduce or reuse can be recycled when necessary? Looks like some can be, such as #1 plastics and junk mail that is plain paper without windows.
    3. It would be helpful to have a list by item type clearly indicating whether it can be recycled or not, with notes as needed about reducing, reusing, cleaning, identifying, etc.
    Thanks.

    • Nicole Impagliazzo says:

      Thank you for your email. Per the global recycling crisis, we urge our customers limit the materials they place in the blue recycling carts to bottles (glass and plastic), cans, newspaper and cardboard. All other materials are far less likely to be recycled. With that being said, you can put them in the blue cart however we cannot guarantee they will get recycled. Chipboard (cereal, pasta) is now an item that recycling facilities do not want. We do find markets but not a constant basis.

      Cardboard, newspaper, white office/copy paper, glass bottles, beverage containers, tin cans, aluminum cans can definitely be recycled. Plastic #1 & #2 are also recyclable.

      Glossy paper is NOT recyclable. So the newspaper inserts, magazines are no longer recyclable.

      I agree and thank you so much for the suggestion of having a list. We are currently working on a list that clearly indicates what can be recycled and what cannot. Those that cannot, we are giving tips on how to reduce or reuse.

      I know this is hard to understand and I am sorry for the inconvenience. I am happy to give you a tour of the facility if you are able. Please email me at nicolei@mdrr.com if you would like a tour or have more questions.

  • Bill Kienzle says:

    Your Winter 2020 Newsletter is very confusing about what to put in the blue recycle can. On the front Ronald Proto states; bottles (glass and plastic), cans, newspaper and cardboard. That’s it. On the inside page it states; cardboard boxes, tin, aluminum, newspaper, paper, uncoated paper, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles, glass jars and soda cans. So which list is correct?

    • Nicole Impagliazzo says:

      Thank you for your email.

      Per the global recycling crisis, we urge our customers limit the materials they place in the blue recycling carts to bottles (glass and plastic), cans, newspaper and cardboard. All other materials are far less likely to be recycled. With that being said, you can put them in the blue cart however we cannot guarantee they will get recycled. For example, Chipboard (cereal, pasta) is now an item that recycling facilities do not want. We do find markets but not a constant basis.

      Cardboard, newspaper, white office/copy paper, glass bottles, beverage containers, tin cans, aluminum cans can definitely be recycled. Plastic #1 & #2 are also recyclable.

      Glossy paper is NOT recyclable. So the newspaper inserts, magazines are no longer recyclable.

      I know this is hard to understand and am sorry for the inconvenience. I am happy to give you a tour of the facility if you are able. Please email me at nicolei@mdrr.com if you would like a tour or have more questions.

  • Hollis Wilson says:

    Since you no longer take most of what I use to recycle, can I send my bin back?

    • Nicole Impagliazzo says:

      Good afternoon,

      Thank you for your comment. We still accept glass bottles, newspaper, non-glossy paper, cardboard, plastics (clean and preferably number one and two) tin cans, aluminum (cans and foil).
      If you don’t mind, what other items did you recycle? I would love to be able to help you out. Unfortunately the state requires recycling so we are unable to get rid of your bin.

      Sincerely,
      Nicole Impagliazzo

  • Ross Boomer says:

    Are wine bottle corks garbage or recycle?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *