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3/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
Q: Could you please publish a list of the items Republic Services will accept for recycling?

A: Yes, and Republic Waste Services provides trash and recycling pickup for most of Summerfield and Stokesdale. We've also listed materials accepted for recycling by Waste Industries, which serves the Oak Ridge community.

Republic Waste Services
(Summerfield and Stokesdale)

Recyclable materials allowed:

• Plastic bottles, containers and cartons: All bottles labeled 1 and 2 - soft drink bottles, water bottles, milk jugs.
• Rigid or hard plastics: Buckets, milk crates, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, plastic toys, pet carriers, litter boxes, plastic pallets, nursery trays and flower pots.
• Glass: Green, brown and clear only.
• Aluminum cans.
• Steel cans: All steel food and beverage cans, including such items as soup, fruit, vegetable, juice and dog and cat food cans.
• Cardboard: Unwaxed and uncoated corrugated cardboard.
• Chipboard: Boxes that are gray or brown in color on the inside. Some examples are cereal boxes,
Kleenex boxes and cracker boxes.
• Newspaper: All newspaper and tabloids printed on newsprint.
• Magazines: All types of magazines.
• Paper: Paper that is dry and free from food, paint or dirt residue.

Materials that Republic Services does not accept for recycling:

Plastic bags, junk mail, glass dishes, mirrors, egg cartons, window panes, fast food cartons, meat trays, motor oil jugs or hazardous waste containers, yard debris, aluminum foil and pie pans.

Additional recycling guidelines for Republic Waste Services:

• Lids, tops and caps must be removed from all bottles and containers.
• All recyclables must be clean and dry.
• Labels do not have to be removed from steel cans.
• Cardboard must be clean and dry and broken down flat.
• Newspapers should be placed in a brown paper bag.
• Magazines should be tied in bundles.
• Paper should be placed in a paper bag separate from newspapers.

Waste Industries
(Oak Ridge)

Recyclable materials allowed:

• Metal cans (aluminum, bi-metal and steel): soft drink, beverage and food cans.
• Paper products: Newspapers, office paper, computer paper, magazines, junk mail, shiny paper, inserts,
cut-up cardboard, paperboard such as cereal and cracker boxes, paper grocery bags.
• Plastic containers: Plastic bottles and jars No. 1 thru No. 7: soft drink bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc. Check the bottom of the container - if you see the recycling symbol with a No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 in the center, it is acceptable.
• Glass beverage bottles and food jars: Clear, green and brown glass beverage and food containers only.

Materials that Waste Industries does not accept for recycling:
Plastic grocery bags, egg cartons, Styrofoam, coat hangers, metal lids, scrap metal, hardcover books, ceramic items, drinking glasses, mirrors, window panes, plate glass, light bulbs (incandescent or fluorescent)

Additional recycling guidelines for Waste Industries:

• Empty and rinse all metal cans.
• For plastic containers, remove all caps, rinse and flatten before putting into the recycling container. This will give you more room in your roll-out cart or dumpster.

• Rinse out glass containers and discard caps and lids.

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