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Posted on: January 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Recycling Dos and Dont's


Recycling is a great way to do your part to help the environment. It reduces the amount of waste that goes to our landfills and helps conserve some of our natural resources, however, it is very important that recycling is done correctly in order for our community and environment to benefit. When the wrong materials get mixed in with the right ones, other recyclables that were sorted correctly are contaminated. Here are some things to remember to ensure that you are recycling correctly:

  • When recycling, please ensure that all items are clean, dry, and empty to avoid contamination
  • Place items directly in your 48-gallon closed top cart 
  • If your items do not fit in your cart, you can place recyclables in a clear or clear blue plastic recycling bag

Below is a list of items that can be recycled in League City:

  • Kraft Paper
  • Dry food boxes, beer and soda carriers
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Chipboard
  • Junk mail and inserts
  • Aluminum, Bi-metal, and Steel Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Glass (all colors)
  • Legal Pad Paper
  • Letterhead/Stationary/Manilla Folders
  • Magazines
  • Paper (white and colored, also with staples and paperclips is acceptable)
  • Phone Books/Paperback Books
  • Plastics (Number 1 through Number 7 are accepted except Number 6, it is not necessary to remove bottle caps from your plastic bottles)
  • Post-It Notes

Items that are NOT accepted: 

  • Candy Wrappers
  • Chip Bags
  • Carbon Paper
  • Floor Sweepings
  • Food or Beverage Waste
  • Cardboard contaminated by food/grease
  • Non-Paper Packing Material
  • Plastic Packaging Wrap
  • Plastic Grocery Bags (These can be taken to most local grocery stores)
  • Polystyrene (i.e. coffee cups, take out containers, foam packaging, and packing peanuts)
  • Stickers/Labels
  • Tissue Products
  • Tyvek Envelopes
  • Ammunition
  • Batteries
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing or Toys
  • Medical Waste – Bandages, lancets, surgical gloves, syringes/needles
  • Light Bulbs
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste

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