Available where curbside recycling is offered

Available where curbside recycling is offered

Curbside
If you subscribe to curbside recycling service, read below to find out what is accepted for recycling in your curbside bin. You'll find we take most common items, along with a few surprises.
Do Recycle This  •  Don't Recycle This  •  Prepare Your Materials Like This
City of Traverse City
Peninsula Township

 

DO RECYCLE THIS

Corrugated Cardboard and Boxboard
Cereal
Shoe
Cracker
Moving
Pizza (unsoiled)
Paper egg cartons
Ice cream cartons
Beverage boxes and carriers

Glass
We accept glass bottles and containers — all colors

Metal
Cans
Foil
Trays
EMPTY aerosol cans

Paper
Cardboard
Boxboard — including cereal boxes and shoe boxes
Newspapers
Magazines, catalogs and other glossy items
Office paper — including fax paper, lined paper, colored paper
Junk mail
Phone books

Aseptic Packaging/Cartons [?]
Milk & juice cartons
Soy milk type containers
Drink boxes
   
Plastics
We take most types of plastics. If in doubt, put it in the bin. Our recycling facility will sort it for you. EASY!
We take #1 - #7 plastics AND even unmarked plastics. 
This includes, but is not limited to:
 
PLASTIC CONTAINERS (Leave caps on. CLICK for details.)
  • Water bottles
  • Pop bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Liquid laundry detergent bottles
  • Liquid dish detergent bottles
  • Automotive fluids containers(inc. motor oil) - accepted ONLY after they have been drained overnight
  • Everything else

PLASTIC BAGS & FILMS

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Outer wrapping for toilet tissue and other paper products
  • Marine(boat) shrink wrap
  • Visqueen
  • Everything else

OTHER PLASITC ITEMS

Garden Plastics

Car Seat Recycling  - click for instructions

 

DON'T RECYCLE THIS in your curbside bin
PREPARE YOUR MATERIALS LIKE THIS

*While you no longer have to remove labels and caps, we ask that you please rinse all containers of debris.  

MUNICIPAL CONTRACT INFORMATION

 

If you're unsure about an item, please LIVE CHAT or call 231-943-8088.