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Acceptable Materials

Let's Recycle Right, ABQ! Below is information about what you can and cannot recycle.

Recycling Glass

Please do not put glass in your blue recycle cart. Glass can be recycled in the designated yellow bin at one of our numerous drop-off locations.

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Do Recycle

Recicle

Paper

  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Cereal/Cracker Boxes
  • Milk and Juice Boxes
  • Phone Books
  • Books
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Paper Egg Cartons

Plastic

  • #1 - #7 Plastics Bottle/Tubs
  • Rigid Plastics (Toys, Hampers, Etc.)

Metal

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans
  • Foil & Pie Pans
  • Small Electronics
  • Pots & Pans
  • Small Appliances

Paper

  • Periódicos/Revistas
  • Propagandas
  • Papeles de Oficina
  • Cartón Corrugado
  • Cartón del Cereal/ de Galletas
  • Cartones de Leche o Jugo
  • Guías telefónicas
  • Libros
  • Bolsas de Papel de Papel Madera
  • Cartones de Huevos

Plastic

  • Botellas y Contendedores de Plástico No. #1-#7
  • Plástico Rigidos (Juguetes, Canastos, Etc.)

Metal

  • Botes de Aluminio
  • Latas
  • Papel y Paltos de Aluminio
  • Electrónicos Pequeños
  • Ollas y Sartenes
  • Electrodomesticos Pequeños

 

Do Not Place In Cart

No Pongas En Su Carreta

  • Yard Waste/Wood
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Food
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Sharp Metal
  • Wrapables/Hoses/Cords
  • Batteries/Light Bulbs
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Medical Waste/Needles
  • Styrofoam
  • TVs/Computer Monitors
  • All Plastic Bags
  • Residuos de Jardin/Madera
  • Cajas de Pizza
  • Vidrio
  • Basura
  • Alimentos/Comida
  • Residuos Peligrosos
  • Metales Filosos
  • Envolturas/Mangueras/Cables
  • Baterías/Bombillas de luz
  • Botellas de aceite motor
  • Residuos médicos/Agujas
  • Espuma de poliestireno
  • Televisores/Monitores de computadora
  • Todo tipo de bolsas de plástico