Recycling Providers Accept More for Recycling
Many Twin Cities recycling service providers are now accepting more materials as new markets for recyclable materials have become available. The new items that you are able to recycle will depend on your recycling service provider, so you should check with them to be certain what you can and cannot recycle.
Things that can now be recycled in most area curbside recycling programs include:
Paper: Mail, magazines, newspaper, boxes, cardboard
Cartons: Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons
Plastic: Bottles, jugs
• Cups, containers and lids are also now recyclable in many areas - check with your service provider
Metal: Food and beverage cans
Glass: Bottles and jars
New technologies, growing markets and new products made from recycled materials are expanding the types of things we can recycle at the curb. But not all recycling facilities are equipped to handle the new recyclables, so what you can and cannot put in your curbside recycling bin depends on where your hauler takes it.
Recycling markets are rapidly growing in the Twin Cities area, so the materials collected through residential curbside recycling programs are subject to change. Stay tuned!
For detailed information on materials currently accepted in your area, how the materials should be sorted, and when they will be picked up, call your city recycling coordinator or your recycling service provider. You can also learn more by visiting our Recycling 101 page.