What is Recyclable

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 All materials-no black tray


Place the following items in your recycling cart, or bring them to the city's Recycling Drop-Off Center

METAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CANS  Rinse and leave on caps and lids

GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS  Rinse and remove caps and lids

FOOD AND BEVERAGE CARTONS  Rinse and leave on caps and lids

Juice boxes

Milk cartons

Soup and broth cartons



Mail, office and school papers (not shredded)

Magazines and catalogs

Newspapers and inserts

Phone books

Paperback books (no hard covers)

Boxes from cereal, crackers, pasta, cake mixes 
Boxes from toothpaste, medications and other toiletries

Shoe boxes

Pop and beer boxes

Cardboard that is flattened


PLASTICS rinse and leave on caps and lids
Water, soda, milk and juice bottles
Ketchup and salad dressing bottles
Dish soap and detergent bottles
Shampoo, soap and lotion bottles
Disposable plastic cups and bowls
Clear produce and deli containers
Yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese and other plastic containers up to 9 inches in diameter
Clear rigid plastic packaging from toys and electronics  




Plastic bags or plastic wrapping
Styrofoam ™
Shredded paper
Microwaveable food trays

Packaging designed for the refrigerator or freezer: butter, cream cheese, ice cream, frozen pizza or dinner boxes
Egg cartons

Window glass
Light bulbs

Scrap metal
Aerosol cans
Clothing or textiles - see disposal options for these items below                     

Clothing and Textile Recycling at Hennepin County Facility
Non-reusable clothes and linens are accepted at Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities.  Clothes and textiles that can't be reused or donated can be recycled,  diverting these items from the garbage stream. Items must be clean, dry, and placed in plastic bags. For more information visit http://www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide/items/non-reusable-clothing-linens.

Acceptable items
Torn or stained clothing
Shoes and accessories
Bedding (no pillows)
Table cloths

Additional Resources for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Solid Waste Program
Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5906 | F 763-509-5510 | recycling@plymouthmn.gov  
TDD 763-509-5065 | Recycling Information Line: 763-509-5513

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