Recycling 2017-04-03T19:21:22+00:00


Waste Services of the Bluegrass is committed to protecting the environment. Toward that end, we support recycling efforts and accept a wide variety of recyclable materials. Unfortunately, not everything can be recycled, however, so there are some restrictions on what we can and cannot accept into the recycling stream.

Recycle  Items we do recycle

Packing boxes, Cardboard tubes, Tissue boxes, Shirt boxes, Shoe boxes, Pizza boxes, and Cereal boxes. Boxes should be flattened. Please, no boxes treated for the refrigerator or freezer. (Example: soda or frozen meal boxes)

Steel food cans, Aluminum beverage cans, Juice and soda cans, and Metal aerosol cans. Emptied and rinsed.

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Emptied and rinsed. No lids or caps. Please, no plastic bags or plastic film.

White paper, Colored paper, Envelopes, Calendars, Brown paper bags, Newspapers, Magazines, and Phone books.

Glass bottles and jars, any color.  Please, no Pyrex or plate glass.

Stop   Items we do not recycle

Various Plastic Items
No plastic bags, wrap or film.  Plastic bags can be recycled at many grocery and department stores.  No lawn chairs, laundry baskets, trash cans, toys, blinds or buckets.  If items are unbroken, you can donate them to a local charity.

Hoses and Cords
No garden hoses, bungee cords, extension cords, holiday lights, ropes, or leashes.

Tarps and Clothing
No tarps, blankets, or clothing.  Items that are in good condition can be donated to a local charity.

Metal Items and Tanks
No hangers, swing sets, cookware, knives, chains, scrap metal, propane tanks, helium tanks, or compressors.

Car Parts and Tires
No car parts, tires, or batteries.

Needles and Syringes
Needles and syringes should be secured in a rigid plastic container and put in your waste cart.

Electronic items such as TVs, computers, cell phones, radios, or microwaves.

Yard Waste
Leaves, brush, small branches, and grass clippings.

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