Placitas Recycling Center

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Recycling Separation Guidelines

RECYCLABLE

NOT RECYCLABLE


PAPER

Newspaper, including all inserts
White packing paper (newsprint)
Magazines, catalogues, calendars
Junk mail, envelopes
Colored paper
Construction paper
Heavy card stock
Copy paper ream wrap
File folders, brown envelopes
Gift wrap (non-metallic only)
Paperback books
Phone books
Computer paper
Shredded paper
Printer/copier paper


 

Color photos
Stickers, Post-It notes
Waxed paper
Coated or laminated paper
Food-contaminated paper
Bathroom or facial tissue
Paper towels or napkins
Egg cartons
Sacks lined with plastic (dog/cat/bird food)
Tissue paper


CARDBOARD / CHIPBOARD

Corrugated boxes (flattened)
Non-corrugated cardboard (cereal boxes,
beer and soda boxes, paper towel tubes)
Brown paper bags, brown packing paper


 

Food or oil stained material
Pizza boxes
Wax-coated material


ALUMINUM

Aluminum cans
Aluminim foil trays/containers (clean)
Aluminum foil (clean)


 

Hangers or wire
Chemical, paint, or aerosol cans
Scrap aluminum


TIN

Clean tin cans


 

Dirty tin cans


PLASTICS

#1 (PETE) & #2 (HDPE) —
clear, transclucent, or colored
Remove caps/lids/spouts & rinse containers


 

Containers with metal
Plastic bags
#3, #4, #5, #6, or #7 – check container bottom


OTHER

Rechargeable batteries
Non-rechargeable batteries
Cell phones
Ink jet and laser printer cartridges
Polystyrene packing peanuts (bagged)
Bubble wrap


 

Lead/acid batteries
Formed polystyrene packing material
Glass
Household hazardous waste