Recycling Do's and Dont's

Recycling Do's and Dont's

Do Include:

  • PAPER PRODUCTS ex. cereal boxes, gift boxes, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, printer paper, copier paper, mail, all other office paper without wax liners 
  • CARDBOARD ex. packing boxes, corrugated cardboard; flatten all boxes prior to placing them in your cart
  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS (narrow necks only) ex. bottles milk, water, detergent and shampoo containers
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE CARTONS Without straws ex. polycoated drink boxes, juice cartons, milk cartons 
  • GLASS UNBROKEN Only clear. Brown and green unbroken glass bottles. ex. glass food & beverage containers
  • METALS ex. aluminum & steel food and beverage containers 

Don't Include:

  • ELECTRONIC WASTE AND ACCESSORIES ex. PCs, monitors, televisions, printer cartridges, keyboards, cell phones, home telephones, radios, speakers, CDs and DVDs, and CD and DVD players 
  • MEDICAL WASTE AND PHARMACEUTICALS ex. prescriptions, syringes, biohazard/medical containers. Miami Dade County has various locations to dispose of syringes and sharp medical waste. Please contact 311 for a location near you.
  • GARBAGE OR OTHER NON-RECYCLABLE WASTE ex. household garbage (food), cylinders, propane and oxygen tanks, rocks, dirt, construction debris, flammables, yard and tree trimmings/clippings, bulky trash 
  • PROHIBITED PLASTIC ex. plastic bags, Styrofoam cups, plates and food containers, meat packing trays, Styrofoam egg cartons, plastic silverware 
  • HOME CHEMICALS ex. paints, pesticides, aerosol cans, engine/motor/ oil 
  • CERTAIN GLASS PRODUCTS ex. window or auto glass, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, mirrors, glass cookware or bakeware, ceramic 
  • BATTERIES ex. dry cell batteries, lead acid batteries Other Non-Recyclables ex. coat hangers, small appliances, microwave trays, cooking pots and pans