Recycling (as a process) involves breaking the material down into smaller pieces that can be used as feedstock in another manufacturing process. Examples are the shredding and pulping of paper; melting glass; shredding or melting plastic; composting organic waste.
MIXED PAPER Plastic BagsNewspaper, magazines, mail, phone books, food boxes, computer paper, office paper Styrofoam
CARDBOARD Paper plates, cups, towels, napkins, tissuesEmpty and flattened Pyrex, ceramic plates and dishes
GLASS Window glass, mirrorsFood/beverage jars and bottles (NO window glass, light bulbs, ceramic)
METALSTin, aluminum and steel cans
PLASTICSSoda, milk, water, etc. bottles and all household plastic items numbered #1 & #2
CARTONSFood and beverage cartons including juice, milk, soup, wine, juice boxes, ice cream