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Jackson County

The Jackson County website lists specific guidelines as to what materials are or are not recyclable in your area; please consult this list (as well as any materials you may have received from your county or recycling servicer) as you collect your recyclables. But remember, you can always recycle MORE than just what's collected! Reusable goods can be given to thrift stores or churches, food waste can be composted, some materials can be sent directly to remanufacturers... For tips on recycling MORE than what's normally collected, check out our mega list of what can be recycled and how.


Recycling Guidelines

Place recyclable items at the curb on the same day as garbage pickup. Please make an effort to place recyclables out regularly for collection. On windy days, be sure to lock the lid on the recyclable container, or if wind is very severe, wait until the following week to place your recyclables out for collection.

Accepted materials are separated into two categories:

-- Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, brown and blue glass accepted)
-- Tin/steel food and beverage cans (rinsed)
-- Metal caps or lids
-- Aluminum cans, foil and dinner trays (rinsed)
-- Plastic containers marked with recycling symbol #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 or #7 (no caps)
-- Metal pots and pans (remove plastic)

-- Paper of all colors
-- Envelopes of all types
-- Junk mail
-- Newspapers and inserts
-- Phone books
-- Glossy magazines and catalogs
-- TV Guides / Reader's Digests
-- Softcover books
-- Construction paper and coloring books
-- File folders
-- Notebook paper
-- Boxboard (cereal, cake, chip and cracker boxes; remove plastic bags/liners)
-- Pop and beer cartons
-- Shredded paper
-- Greeting cards and wrapping paper
-- Corrugated cardboard: small pieces can be placed in a paper bag, large pieces must be cut in 3 ft squares or smaller and tied together in stacks one foot high or smaller.

Place all papers in paper bags (not plastic) and set on top of container. If you are using a rural drop-off site place all paper products in the container marked FIBER, and all cardboard in the container marked CARDBOARD.

Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of non-recyclable items. If instructions for disposing of an item in question are not displayed on the county web site, please call the county Environmental Services Officer.
-- Motor oil containers, gasoline containers
-- Light bulbs, mirrors, window glass
-- Pottery, ceramics
-- Toys
-- Dishes, drinking glasses
-- Foam cups, foam packaging
-- Plastic bags, plastic wrap
-- Plastic bakery or deli containers
-- Empty aerosols and paint containers
-- Pizza boxes
-- String, twine, cotton balls, diapers
-- Napkins, paper towels, tissues
-- Cups, coffee filters, tea bags
-- Photos, slides, transparencies and carbon paper
-- Wallpaper
-- Waxed paper or anything waxed, like milk cartons, drink boxes, frozen food boxes
-- Candy and gum wrappers


(Last updated September 9, 2011)

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