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Residential Recycling Guidelines

What to Recycle


  • newspaper (with inserts)
  • magazines/catalogs
  • telephone directories
  • office/school paper
  • advertising/junk mail
  • kraft brown paper bags
  • corrugated cardboard
  • paperboard/chipboard
  • All plastic bottles and containers with these symbols underneath:

Recycling Symbols

Aspetic Packaging
  • aluminum cans
  • steel or tin cans
  • bottles and jars only
  • brown, green, and clear glass
  • juice boxes
  • milk cartons
Items Not Accepted for Recyling
  • wire hangers
  • mirrors, lightbulbs, window glass, or ceramics
  • soiled paper fibers (oily pizza boxes, paper napkins, etc)
  • batteries
  • styrofoam, wood, plastic film, plastic bags, plastic toys, or diapers


Accepted Electronic Items
  • computers and monitors
  • video game consoles
  • electric mice
  • printers
  • scanners
  • televisions
  • video cassette recorders
  • digital video disc recorders
  • digital converter boxes
  • electronic keyboards
  • cable receivers
  • fax machines
  • small scale servers
  • satellite receivers
  • digital video disc players
  • portable digital music players

If you have questions regarding recycling or disposal of other items not found on this page,
please call Groot Industries, Inc. at (877) 40-GROOT

For additional information about recycling please visit the links below.

Environmentally Conscious Oswego Commission
Reuse & Recycle Quick Guide