• Tape and labels on the outside of cardboard boxes – OK!
  • Styrofoam and plastic packaging materials on the inside – NOT OK!

Packaging peanuts, other Styrofoam, and plastic packaging are NOT ACCEPTED in single-stream recycling and should be discarded with your trash. If plastic packaging can be stretched with thumb pressure then it can be recycled at major store chains with plastic bags.


  • Flattened cardboard (tape and shipping labels OK)
  • Food boxes: cereal, cookies, crackers and frozen meals
  • Milk, juice and soup cartons


  • Greasy pizza boxes or                              cardboard with any food residue
  • Disposable cups and takeout containers
  • Packing peanuts and                                other packaging material