When it comes to recycling, there are hundreds of things that you don’t really know if you can or can’t recycle. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most common things to recycle and things you should not recycle.

Can Recycle


– Paper bags
– Glass jars & bottles
– Tin or steel cans
– Cardboard
– Flattened boxes
– Telephone books
– Junk mail
– Magazines & catalogs
– Newspapers & inserts
– Office paper & file folders
– Aluminum cans, foil & pie tins
– Plastic bottles & containers – #1 and #2
– Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.

Can’t Recycle

garbage bags

– Gift ribbon and bows
– Garbage
– Styrofoam
– Electronics
– Food waste
– Light bulbs
– Ceramics or dishes
– Motor oil containers
– Window glass or mirrors
– Hazardous waste containers
– Yard waste

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.