Have an issue or concern?  Our representatives can be reached at 210-375-0066.

 

Recycling Material

Paper

ad circulars, catalogs, carbonless paper, cardboard (flattened), dry goods packaging (remove liner), envelopes, file folders, gift wrap (non-metallic), junk mail, magazines, newspaper, office, paper, paperback books ,paper bags, paper milk and juice cartons, paper towel / toilet paper cores, phone books

Plastics

Remove lids and rinse all food and liquids. Examples: beverage bottles, food and condiment bottles and jars (jelly, mustard, mayonnaise). No mirrors, windows, ceramics, or other glass or glazed materials are allowed.

Metal Cans

Aluminum, steel, and tin beverage and food cans rinsed of all food or liquids. Aerosol cans emptied and nozzle removed. Baking tins rinsed and remaining contents removed.

Plastics

1,2,5, bottles, bowls, cups, food trays and tubs, jars, lotion and shampoo bottles

Glass

bottles – all colors (beverage bottles), jars – all colors (jelly or condiment jar)

Metals

aluminum drink cans, aluminum baking tins, steel or tin food cans and lids, empty aerosol cans (remove nozzle and discard in trash)

Not Accepted

Plastic Bags, All Styrofoam, Meat trays, household trash, aluminum foil, appliances, auto glass, clothes, clothes hangers, computer cords, diapers, dead animals (dead animal pick-up), garden hoses, hardcover books, light bulbs, toys, plastic containers with hazardous materials, shredded paper, Styrofoam® formed packing or “peanuts”, trash bags, waxed paper and waxed food containers, yard trimmings

Recyclables are commodities (paper, old corrugated cardboard, plastics, aluminum, glass etc) and as a commodity(s) – subject to market pressure, supply chain issues, competition from producers of virgin materials and the simple economics of demand versus supply. It is unpredictable and volatile. You should know that the collection of these materials and the processing of such, although important to the environment, is expensive!

Below you will find links to historical information on the topic of recycling: