What can be recycled curbside

ItemRecycle CurbsideWhat to do 

If it is a household bottle, can, jar or jug used for

beverage, food, kitchen, laundry, bath


Please help to keep cost down and only recycle acceptable materials and avoid contamination.


Aluminum food and beverage cans & lids

Recycle CurbsideRinse Clean 
Aluminum foil & pie platesRecycle CurbsideRinse Clean 
Cardboard, CLEANRecycle Curbside2' x 2' , flatten, 
Chipboard boxes (cereal, pasta, cracker, etc)Recycle CurbsideFlatten 
Cleaning supply bottles (household)Recycle Curbsideempty completely 
Glass bottles & jarsRecycle CurbsideRinse Clean, remove lids & corks, labels OK 
Metal cans and lids used for food & beverageRecycle CurbsideRinse Clean, labels OK 
Newspaper & insertsRecycle Curbside  
Paper, mail, brochures, envelopes, magazines, colored paper, etcRecycle CurbsideWindow envelopes OK 
Plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs,  kitchen, laundry, bathRecycle CurbsideRinse Clean, labels OK, CAPS OK 
Tin cans and lids used for food & beverageRecycle CurbsideRinse Clean, labels OK 

These items are not recyclable curbside. 

All of the items have been found in Plainville recycling containers

ItemRecycle CurbsideWhat to do 
Aerosol cansNoTrash 
Automotive chemical containersNoTrash if empty otherwise hazardous waste 
Candy wrappersNoTrash 
Ceramics, dishes, drinking glassesNoTrash 
Chicken wireNoBring to Recycling Center 
Chip bagsNoTrash 
Cigarette buttsNoTrash 
Clam shell to go containersNoTrash 
ClothesNoBring to Recycling Center 
Cords & wiresNoTrash 
Extension cordsNoTrash 
Film plastic, plastic bags, product wrap, zip close bags, etcNoTrash 
Fireplace screen insertNoTrash 
Flower pots & traysNoTrash 
Food WasteNoCompost 
Garden hosesNoTrash 
Glass windows, brokenNoTrash 
Glossy paper (photo's, etc)NoTrash 
Kitchen FaucetNoBring to recycling center 
Laundry BasketsNoTrash 
Medication bottlesNoTrash 
Metal coat hangersNoBring to recycling center 
Motor oil containersNoIf empty trash, if full bring to Autozone 
Paint cansNoempty cans or dried latex trash, all others hazardous waste 
Paper plates & cupsNoTrash 
Paper towels, napkins, tissuesNoTrash 
Pizza boxes, greasy or with pizza insideNoTrash,  if clean recycle curbside 
Plastic items not used as a household bottle, jugs or jarNoTrash 
Plastic bags, ALLNoTrash or return to store 
Plastic "Recycle" bags (ie. Glad, Heafty)NoTrash 
Plastic buckets, 5 gallon pailsNoTrash 
Plastic chairNoTrash 
Plastic hangersNoTrash 
Plastic plates, cups, utensilsNoTrash 
Plastic toysNoTrash 
Pool SkimmerNoTrashPool Skimmer
Pots & pansNoBring to recycling center 
Rigid plastic, crates, flower potsNoTrash 
Shower CurtainNoTrash 
Stove pipeNoBring to recycing center 
Styrofoam, packing peanuts, meat trays, etcNoTrash 
Take-out food containersNoTrash 
Textile/clothesNoBring to recycling center 
TiresNoBring to recycling center 
Toaster ovenNoBring to recycling center 
Tree LimbNoBring to recycling center 
Underwear, dirty & soiledNoTrash 
Vases, glass, metal and plasticNoTrash 
Weed wackerNoBring to recycling center, empty gas & oil 
Wire hangersNoBring to recycling center 
Yard WasteNoBring to recycling center