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Sanitation Recycling Guidelines

We can accept:

  • Aluminum:  Empty Aluminum Cans, Aluminum Foil (clean, non-food contaminated)
  • Glass: Clean Food Jars, Colored Bottles (empty containers only)
  • Paper: Newspapers, Office Paper, Magazines, Advertising Inserts, Junk Mail and Phone Books
  • Plastics #1-7, with some exceptions: Clean Milk Jugs, Beverage Containers, Detergent Jugs, Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles (Stamped #1 or #2 on the bottom.) #3-7 (Juice, yogurt, dairy, margarine tubs, prescription vials, clean garden pots or flats) Clean plastic trays, cups and plates.
  • Steel and Tin: Clean Food Cans and Lids (empty cans only)
  • Paperboard: Cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes (no wax coated paperboard)
  • Cardboard and Paper Bags (Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces)

We are not able to accept:

Garbage, Food Residue, Chemicals 

  • Aluminum: Aluminum Foil Trays, Aerosol Cans or Paint Cans
  • Glass: Mirrors or Window glass, Ceramics or Dishes, Broken Glass or Light Bulbs
  • Paper: Tissue, Disposable Diapers or Rags, Wrapping Paper, Food-Soiled paper (such as pizza or fast food boxes), Books
  • Plastics: Toxic Containers (such as motor oil), Plastic stretch wrap, Hangers
  • Plastic Bags (shopping bags,etc.)
  • Other: Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts or Tissue
  • Medical Waste
  • Household Cleaners
  • Tires

Make sure to empty and rinse all containers. 

Locate Your Address on the Curbside Recycling Map

For more recycling information please visit Recycle Norman or our recycling partner Republic Services. The following link will show a simple list of do's and don'ts for recycling: Recycling Simplified

To find your collection day, view our interactive Residential Sanitation Collection Maps and click on "Recycle Day and Week".