What belongs in each container?


Items in gray (this table) belong in garbage container

1 column2 column3 column
6-pack rings (please cut)laminated itemsQ-tips (with plastic wand)
ash, fireplace & BBQ (damp, cold and contained)light bulbs (no fluorescent)records/tapes & CDs
binders (plastic)metal cable wirereport covers (plastic)
bubble wrapmetallic wrapping paperrubber bands
candlesmirrorsrubber stamps
carbon papernailsrubber/neoprene
cello wrap around flower bouquetspacking peanuts (to take to shipping stores)sponges
ceramics (including tile)paper clipsstraws/stir sticks (plastic)
chewing gum paper used for cleaning (soiled) stuffed animals/toys (unwanted or can't be donated)
cosmetics containers with residuepencils with erasersStyrofoam
cotton balls (soiled)pens (ink)tape: duct/masking/scotch
computer diskettespet fecestempered glass (corning ware, pyrex)
deodorant casingplants (plastic)textiles
diapersplastic bags (can also be taken back to grocery stores)toothpaste tubes
feminine productsplastics (unmarked or not marked with a 1-7)transparencies/microfilm/negatives (acetate)
foam (all types)plastic filmutensils (plastic)
glass cups & glassesplastic wrapvacuum bags
hangers (dry cleaners will take back hangers)polystryrenewindow glass
hose (garden or rubberQ-tips (with paper wooden wand)wood (treated)
ice cream wrappers (plastic)flocked Christmas trees (will be collected during holiday tree collection schedule otherwise cut into small pieces)

Items in blue (this table) belong in recycle container

aerosol cans (empty)drink boxes (juice)paper towel & toilet paper tubes
aluminum cansegg cartons (paper)phone books
aluminum foilenvelopes with metal claspsplastics labeled 1-7
aluminum pansfrozen food boxespots & pans
aseptic containersfruit baskets (plastic, and if labeled 1-7)salad dressing bottles
bleach bottles (empty)glass bottles & jars onlyscrap metal
boxes (shipping)grocery bags (paper)shampoo bottles
cans, food (bi-metal/tin)hardbound booksshoe boxes
carbonless paperice cream cartons (rinsed)soft drink bottles
cartons (dairy, juice, soup, broth, & milk alternatives)junk mailsoup boxes
cardboard (flatten/cut large or multiple boxes)magazinessoy milk boxes
catalogsmilk cartons (paper, rinsed)tub-type containers such as those used for yogurt, cottage cheese, and margarine if labeled 1-7
cereal boxesnewspapers (including inserts)water jugs
computer paperpaint cans (empty latex)
cookie sheetspaper (adhesive/post-its)
detergent bottlespaper packaging with remnant tape

Items in green (this table) belong in organics container

bonesfruit, peels, pits, & rindsshrubs
breadgrainstea bags/tea bag with staples
cactusgrass cuttingstree twigs and branches up to 6" in diameter
cerealhouseplantstrees (holiday, unflocked)
cheeseice cream sticks (wooden)vegetables, peels, pits, & rinds
chopsticks (wooden)leaveswaxed cardboard
coffee cups (paper only - not plastic lined)meatwaxed paper (food-soiled)
coffee groundsnewspaper (food-soiled)waxed paper containers/cups
coffee filters (paper)paper take-out cartons without metal handlesweeds
dairy productspastawine corks
eggs & egg shelllspizza boxes (leftover pizza)wood (uncoated, untreated)
facial tissuepruningsyard waste
flowersrice & other grains
food-soiled paper (paper plates, towels, napkins)sawdust

Items in red (this table) are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. For proper disposal instructions visit www.StopWaste.org/hhw

batteries - ACI will collect household batteries that are placed in a zipper-style bag on top of (not inside) your blue Recyclables collection cart. Please tape the terminals on all batteries. No automotive batteries are allowed in the ACI curbside collection program.household batteries (that are not collected curbside)photo chemicals
automotive fluidsinfusion setspoisons
camp stove fuel tankslancetspool chemicals
car batteriesliquid lighium-ion batteriespool chemicals
CFL lightbulbslyepressurized tanks
cleaning products (toxic)medications (check with your pharmacist, local hospital, or click here for other collection sites)printers
computer hard drives/peripheralsmercury-containing items (ie: thermometers & fluorescent lamps)sharps
computer monitorsmotor oil/filters (more than is allowed in curbside collection programsmoke detectors
electronic toys with imbedded batteriesneedlestelevision (tv)
electronicsoil-based paintthermometers
e-waste (televisions, monitors, and anything with circuit board)painttreated wood waste*
fax machinespaint removeruniversal waste
fluorescent lightblubs/tubes
Treated Wood Waste (TWW) comes from old wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, and decking, to name a few, are all examples of chemically treated wood. As of January 1, 2021, Treated Wood Waste (TWW) will be considered hazardous material and must be disposed of as such. For more information about treated wood waste and where to transport it, please click here.