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What types of items can I put out in my green cart for recycling collection?
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What types of items can I put out in my green cart for recycling collection?
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Newton has single stream recycling, this means that all recyclable materials can be placed in one container! There is no more separation of recyclables at curbside.

Recyclable items include:
  • paper (newspaper, magazines, phone books, mixed paper, beverage cartons, drink boxes, paperboard)
  • cardboard, please flatten
  • glass bottles/jars (all colors)
  • metal containers (foil, aluminum pie trays, aerosol cans)
  • milk, water and juice jugs
  • plastic bottles ("check for the neck"), leave caps ON
  • plastic food tubs (yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese, etc.)
  • food jars (peanut butter, mayonnaise)
  • Please rinse out containers.
Please note: plastic bags are NOT accepted, but can be recycled at most grocery stores.

For more information, visit the links below:
Single Stream Recycling
Materials Accepted at the Recycling Depot
What do I do With...? / Recyclopedia
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