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Quick Recycling Guide
For Williamson County Residents:


Glass Jars & Bottles
  • Rinse bottle and discard lid
  • Sort by color: clear, green/blue, and brown

Plastic - Now Accepting Number 1 through Number 7 Plastics
  • For plastic bottles, rinse bottle and keep on lid
  • Includes plastic bags and plastic film
    • Use stretch test to determine if film is recyclable. If you can stretch the plastic and poke a hole through it by pressing your finger, it is recyclable plastic.
  • No foam - which includes disposable plates and cups, meat trays, egg cartons, carry-out containers
  • No foam peanuts
  • No plastic containers that contained hazardous waste such as pesticides/herbicides, motor oil, and anti-freeze bottles

Aluminum
  • Rinse cans
  • Also includes aluminum foil and pie pans
    • Rinse and flatten

Mixed Paper
  • Computer or office paper
  • Everything received in your mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Cartons and Paperboard- which includes milk cartons, paperboard boxes, etc.
    • Tear edge of box to determine if paperboard or cardboard. White fibers indicates paperboard that should be recycled as Mixed Paper. Brown fibers indicate cardboard and should be recycled with Corrugated Cardboard.

If you want to recycle phone books, catalogs or text books: all pages must be removed to be recycled individually and all covers and glue binding should be discarded.


Corrugated Cardboard & Brown Paper Bags
  • Includes cereal boxes, pasta boxes, cookie boxes, cracker boxes, etc.
  • Includes cardboard egg cartons
  • Includes brown paper bags
  • Please flatten all items
  • Please remove any foam or plastic packaging from cardboard

Steel & Tin Cans
  • Please rinse