Recycling

Curbside Recycling

Change is coming, but it’s not here yet! It is key to follow these simple recycling tips for success;

  1. Keep it clean. Recycling should be clean and free of any food. If you wouldn’t want it dumped out on your living room floor, it isn’t clean enough!
  2. When in doubt throw it out. We must change our recycling habits from “wishful” recycling and hoping that any item will get recycled if we just put it in the cart. This is what causes contamination and is a major issue for recycling programs across the nation. So, if you’re not sure if it goes in the recycling cart, it’s best to throw it in the garbage.
  3. Contamination can cause a whole truckload of recyclables to be thrown in the trash.
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Plastic Wrap
  • No Plastic or Styrofoam Trays
  • No Glass
  • No Motor Oil
  • Mixed Paper
  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Tin Cans
  • Aluminum
  • Milk Jugs
  • Necked Plastic Bottles (1&2)

Curbside & Depot Items

Recycling Depot is located at 1204 Willow in La Grande.

ITEM

ACCEPTABLE

NOT ACCEPTABLE

MIXED PAPER

(LOOSE)

Mail, computer paper, cereal boxes (without liners), shoe boxes, NCR paper, white ledger, phone books, color ledger, manila file folders, windowed envelopes, paper egg cartons. Waxed papers, cores, carbon paper, plastic coated paper, paper towels or tissue, ream wrappers, waxed cartons.
CORRUGATED BOXES

(flattened)

 

Corrugated boxes, grocery bags. Styrofoam (If Styrofoam packing is left in a box the box will be considered trash and contaminate a whole shipment)
NEWS PAPER

(loose)

newspaper
MAGAZINES

(loose)

Catalogs and all slick papers
TIN CANS

(label removed and rinsed)

Steel cans Bimetal (paper and tin) , Potato chip bags
ALUMINUM

(washed)

Beverage cans, foil, TV diner trays, cooking pots and pans Foil/plastic laminates (potato chip bags)
MILK JUGS

(washed & lids removed)

Milk, juice, distilled water jugs Caps or lids ,  NO PLASTIC BAGS
NECKED PLASTIC BOTTLES (rinsed out) ONLY 1 AND 2 PLASTICS  with a neck smaller than the base

Lids, caps, and spray pumps, motor oil bottles, NO PLASTIC BAGS