City of Ithaca Blue Bag Recycling

Accepted Items

corrugated cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Break down, remove any contaminants (Styrofoam, wood or food) and place cardboard in blue bags.

NOT ACCEPTED: wax-coated boxes, 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases, pizza boxes

plastic

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs & Containers

Items should be clean and dry. Includes bottles and jugs with narrow, threaded neck; plastic tubs (margarine, sour cream, etc.); microwave trays; and yogurt containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, paper- or wax-coated milk or juice cartons, Styrofoam containers/packaging, syringes, garden hoses/rubber, furniture, pools, toys, buckets, barrels, free-flowing liquids

mixed paper

Mixed Paper

Place newspaper, magazines, direct “junk” mail, first class mail, other printing and writing papers, phone books and envelopes loose in blue bags.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, string, twine, stickers, coins or plastic stuck on papers

metal cans & aluminum

Metal Cans & Aluminum

Includes tin and aluminum cans and aluminum foil and trays. Rinse clean and flatten.

NOT ACCEPTED: paint cans, appliances, hangers, fencing, scrap metal, aerosol cans or containers with food residue

boxboard

Boxboard

Boxboard includes items like tissue boxes, cereal boxes and paper towel rolls. Dry goods boxes only. Break down and remove any contaminants (food, plastic or foil packaging).

NOT ACCEPTED: plastic, Styrofoam, wax- or foil-coated boxes, refrigerator or freezer boxes, including 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases

colored and clear glass bottles

No glass is accepted for curbside collection