Well, not exactly everything, but most of the items that would normally get tossed in the trash can be recycled in the District's commingled recycling program.
Paper Products: (some food residue is ok):  notebook paper, spiral notebooks (plastic and metal spirals are OK), construction and poster/butcher paper, colored paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and paperback books, envelopes, post-it notes, manila folders, paper bags (empty fast food and lunch sacks), paperboard boxes (i.e. tissue, food and packaging boxes), pizza boxes (some residue is OK), milk or juice cartons, molded fiber packaging and drink carriers, wrapping paper, paper packaging, etc. Tape, glue, staples, paper and binder clips, metal brads or bindings, are OK. NO paper towels, tissue (Kleenex), paper coffee or soda cups, laminated paper, or paper plates.


Cardboard: Boxes, sheets, packaging, and pizza boxes (some residue is OK). Flatten when possible to save space.  


Rigid Plastic: Food residue/grease OK. Empty food in trash. All bottles, jugs, jars, tubs, lunch bowls & lids, condiment cups & lids, microwave trays/bowls, clear salad/food containers and cups (including coffee shop cups & dome lids; "party" cups), pails, buckets, baskets, crates, plastic toys, agricultural trays & pots, plastic parts, components, & equipment.  Styrofoam packaging & coolers are OK. NO plastic cutlery/sporks, straws, plastic bags, food bags/wrappers, PVC pipe, electronics, laminated paper, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, or other film plastic.


Aluminum/Tin/Metal:  Food residue/grease is OK. Empty food out in trash and toss containers in recycling bin. Includes aluminum cans, foil, food service products, tin cans, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans (dried residue OK), broken metal tools, pots & pans, metal frames, parts, pipe, metal office products, furniture, etc. 


Glass Bottles & Jars:  All EMPTY glass bottles and jars. Lids and labels are OK.  NO plate, drinking, mirror or window glass, ceramics, light bulbs/lamps, etc.


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District Facilities Recycling

District schools and facilities also participate in additional recycling programs, including:


Shredded Paper Recycling

Shredding services are available for District confidential materials. 



Batteries & Lamps 

District sites must collect batteries and lamps (fluorescent and other types of bulbs) for recycling, proper handling, and/or disposal.



Electronic Waste

Computers, keyboards, electronics, and other items with an electrical cord are recycled through Materiel Control.



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