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Property and Environmental Resources
Waste and Recycling
These materials are accepted at both the drive-through and drop-off locations:
Hardcover (a few at a time)
Brown paper bags
Envelopes, including manila & those with cellophane windows
Newspapers and glossy inserts
Paperboard (like cereal and shoe boxes)
Reminder: Do not place your recyclable items in plastic bags. Please use paper bags instead.
These paper products are not recyclable at the Recycling Center:
Pizza boxes, because of the grease (may be composted)
Dark colored papers, such as a black malfunction from a copier
Egg cartons, because of the glue (may be composted)
Paper tubes, because of the glue (may be composted)
Release paper from stickers
For more information, call (507) 304-4381.
Things That Never Go in Your Recycling Bin
Recycling Education Committee
Material Decomposition Rates
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