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All items in the list below can be placed in the recycling bin unsorted with the exception of Paper Products and Cardboard, which should be bundled.
- Aluminum beverage cans only. Please rinse. No aluminum foil, TV dinner trays.
- Good, clean, corrugated cardboard; chipboard (cereal boxes, soda cases, cracker boxes, etc.). No waxed cardboard. Flatten and tie in bundles, if necessary.
- Foam Polystyrene Packaging.
- Packing "peanuts" contained in a bag, food and beverage containers. Thoroughly clean all food and beverage containers.
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Clear, brown, and green. Rinse glass. Remove all metal and plastic caps and rings. Labels can stay on. No window glass, light bulbs, TV tubes, etc.
- Paper Products
- Newspaper, magazines, telephone books, catalogs, office paper, junk mail, advertising circulars, etc. Place in brown grocery type bags or tie in bundles.
- Plastic Containers
- Type 1 thru Type 7 (look for coding on bottom of container) are accepted. Remove caps and rings. Rinse.
- Tin and Metal CansSoup, vegetable, juice cans, etc. Rinse and flatten if possible.
Other Recycling Guidelines
Other materials such as medications, fluorescent light bulbs, computers, cell phones, batteries, tire and oil, building and construction materials, paints and stains and pool chemicals are some of the items residents need to be disposed of properly. Assistance with disposal and recourses
The 2013 UW Extension Recycle Guide for Racine and Kenosha provides detailed guidelines and resources where Kenosha County and Racine County residents can dispose items. Please contact the UW Extension office shown on the link above for assistance with disposal.