What & How to Recycle

 

whatandHow

Confused or curious about what can be recycled or re-used? Below is a helpful list of what we accept and how to prepare it!

2-sided 2-up household flyer (one for you and one to share with a friend):
Select “Print on both sides of paper”
Select “Flip on the short edge”
Select “Landscape” orientation

2-sided 2-up Household Flyer April 2016
2-sided 2-up Household Flyer April 2016
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2-sided 1-up 8.5″ x 11″ household flyer
Select “Print on both sides of paper”
Select “Flip on the long edge”
Select “Portrait” orientation

8.5x11 Household Flyer 2sidedFrontBack April 2016
8.5x11 Household Flyer 2sidedFrontBack April 2016
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Metals (3)

Kitchen Aluminum

Aluminum foil, pie plates, food cans (Spam, Vienna sausage, sardines) and lids.
Cat food cans and lids.
Clean and dry.
KEEP SEPARATE from aluminum beverage cans.
Magnet will NOT stick!

Kitchen Aluminum Color

Steel Cans & Lids

Soup, dog food, vegetables cans, etc.
Canning lids and rings.
Steel lids from glass jars.

Scraped, residue free and dry.
NO SPRAY CANS of any kind.

Steel Cans Color

 

Aluminum Beverage Cans

Empty cans of contents.
Magnet will NOT stick!

Aluminum Color

Plastics (4)

#5 PP PLASTIC CONTAINERS

Empty and rinse. Must have a triangle and the #5.
PP 5 Plastics Color

#1 PETE PLASTIC BOTTLES

Must have a triangle and the #1.
Will have a dimple on the bottom.
Soda, juice, water bottles, etc.
Empty & rinse.
NO LIDS.

fyi: the other #1 PETE plastics, the packaging containing berries, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, nuts, baked goods, etc. that are marked with a triangle and a #1 CANNOT be included with the bottles because they are not the same chemically.

PETE Bottles Color

#1Dimples

 

 

 

#2 HDPE PLASTIC JUGS & BOTTLES

Must have a triangle and the #2.
Will have a seam on the bottom.

Milk, windshield cleaner, cat litter, liquid laundry detergent, shampoo, etc.
Empty and rinse.
NO motor oil or paint containers.

NO lids.

HDPE 2 Color

#2Seama

 

PLASTIC BAGS & FILM #2 and #4

Plastic Bags And Film #2 And #4 Handout
Plastic Bags And Film #2 And #4 Handout
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Plastic Bags and Film #2 and #4 handout

Plastic Film Collage BW Small

Paper (5)

OFFICE PAPER

Computer, white, pastel-colored, fax, legal pad, phone message pad, true manila file folders & envelopes, post-it notes, card stock, white envelopes, junk mail, index cards, and bagged shredded. Cellophane windows & staples OK.

Office Paper Color 2

MIXED PAPER

Magazines, catalogs, cereal type boxes, softcover books, covers from paper reams, non-manila folders, Astrobright and neon colored paper, mustard colored envelopes, construction paper, greeting cards, poster board, egg cartons/flats.

Empty, clean and dry.

NO cartons of any type – NO milk, half-n-half or cream cartons, NO juice cartons, NO soup or broth aspetic packaging, NO goldfish cracker cartons, NO ice cream cartons, NO Baker’s Sugar cartons. There is a Carton Council Mail-In Program if you’d like to participate (mailing costs apply).

Mixed Paper Color

NEWSPAPERS

Inserts OK.

Newspaper Color

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD & BROWN PAPER BAGS

Look for ridges!
Please flatten.
NO ‘waxed’ boxes.
Empty, clean & dry.

OCC

NO greasy pizza boxes.

Pizza-Box-Recycling-Instructions

 

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Packing Peanuts

In bags or boxes only, not loose.

Peanuts web

Ink Jet Cartridges

Cartridges with a copper strip are accepted.

NO TONER CONTAINERS

Eye Glasses

Prescription and reading glasses.
No broken or scratched lenses.
No broken frames.

Paper Egg Cartons

egg cartons12, 18 & 24 egg cartons – clean and dry

NO plastic or styrofoam

NO torn or damaged paper cartons – they go in ‘Mixed Paper’

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
10
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – March of the... @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – March of the... @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - March of the Penguins @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
Director Luc Jacquet — who can’t be over-praised for marshalling a crew with the patience, skill, and dedication required to capture these unforgettable images on film — presents a simple but compelling story that’s every bit as focused and dignified
Apr
7
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
“Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety