Recycling Items

Acceptable Curbside Recycling Items

The curbside recycling program can only recycle the material listed below and no other material should go into the recycling cart:

  • Cans & Foil
    • Aluminum cans and foil  
    • Tin, steel, metal cans
    • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Paper
    • Newspapers and advertisements
    • Magazines and catalogs
    • Phone books
    • Junk mail
    • Office, writing, and note paper
    • Flattened corrugated cardboard boxes
    • Pasteboard (cereal and shoe boxes, and empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls)
    • Frozen food packaging (clean)
  • Plastic
    • Bottles and containers
    • Milk containers
    • Detergent containers

Unacceptable Curbside Recyclable Items

Below is a list of materials that are particularly troublesome and should not be placed in the recycling cart:

  • No food waste
  • No delivery pizza boxes
  • No glass and no liquids
  • No Styrofoam
  • No packing peanuts or shredded paper
  • No hazardous materials
  • No batteries
  • No automotive fluids (oil, brake, antifreeze, etc.)
  • No clothes/textiles/carpet
  • No plants or yard waste such as bagged or loose grass, leaves, or small branches
  • No plastic bags or grocery bags
  • No electronics
  • No fluorescent lamps
  • No hoses
  • No toys, laundry baskets, or hangers (plastic or wire)
  • No gift wrap, ribbons, or bows
  • No Tires - Augusta Environmental Services no longer picks up tires with the curbside collection but can be recycled for free at Tire Recycling events.