Recycling Preparation Guide
Mountain View Waste All In One Single-Stream Recycling Program

This program will allow us to divert the maximum amount of recyclable items from the trash to a Mountain View Waste Systems provided recycling container.  You will no longer be required to sort items to different containers, making the new program user friendly.

Here is a list of everything that the Mountain View Waste All In One Single-Stream Recycling Program accepts:

NEWSPAPER
We accept the entire newspaper including the inserts and ads.
No shredded paper
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CARDBOARD
Make sure to flatten and cut cardboard into 2’ X 2’ pieces.
No wax-lined cardboard.

CHIP OR PAPERBOARD
This type of material includes items such as paper egg cartons, Paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, Cereal, Soda, tissue boxes and other food boxes such as popcorn or microwave food boxes.
(But not the cooking sleeves)

BULK OR JUNK MAIL
This material is okay as well. Do not worry about any stamps or staples or sticky notes in this material, either. Remember, if you can tear it, we can take it.
NO TYVEK (polyethylene fiber) plastic, over-night mailing folders.

OFFICE PAPER
All types of office paper are accepted. If you can tear it, we can take it. All colors are fine as well. Don’t worry about paperclips, staples, tape, and sticky notes. These are all okay in the mix.
NO TYVEK (polyethylene fiber) plastic, over-night mailing folders.

BROWN PAPER BAGS - Grocery bags.
(No plastic bags of any kind)

MAGAZINES, CATALOGS, PHONE BOOKS
Please discard plastic bags around these items and items such as CDs and magnets. Everything else is okay.

STEEL CANS
Please rinse steel cans, no need to remove labels. Aerosol cans need to be totally empty. This would include containers such as shaving cream and hairspray cans. Labels are okay.

GLASS
Food and beverage grade only. Please discard all lids.
No window panes, glass dishes or any flat glass.

ALUMINUM CANS
Rinse out and do not crush.

PLASTIC
Please discard all lids, caps and pumps on bottles. Only recycle plastic bottles and tubs. This is typically a #1 through #7 plastic and only pertains to the bottles and tubs. Please do not add clamshell containers or #7 PLA compostable plastics. Here are some examples of plastic bottles that are okay to recycle: Soda, water and juice bottles, liquid detergent and other cleaning supply bottles, condiment bottles (ketchup, mustard, etc), milk jugs and orange juice jugs (no paper cartons), shampoo bottles and liquid soap dispensers, peanut butter jars(please rinse out), butter and yogurt tubs.

PLASTIC ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
NO PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY KIND, NO CLAMSHELL OR TO GO PLASTIC CONTAINERS, NO PLASTIC EGG CARTONS, NO SIX-PACK RING HOLDERS, NO PLASTIC TUBS (FLOWER POTS), NO PLASTIC PLATES, FORKS, SPOONS, KNIVES, NO #7 PLA COMPOSTABLE CONTAINERS, NO PLASTIC SYRINGES AND NO STYROFOAM.



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