MATERIAL : Aluminum foil and foil containers

Advance prep: Rinse and crumple

Not acceptable: pots, pans, solid non-foil aluminum, knives, forks, small appliances

MATERIAL : Cans (metal, aluminum food, beverage and aerosol cans)

Advance prep: Empty cans, rinse, place loose lids inside food cans, labels may be left on, can be crushed, remove tops from aerosol cans.

Not acceptable: cardboard cans with metal rims, containers with hazardous residue such as paint, oven cleaner or medical waste (i.e., syringes)

MATERIAL : Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars

Advance prep: rinse, labels and lids can be left on

Not acceptable: windo panes, ceramics, mirrors, drinking glasses or Pyrex, containers with hazardous residue or medical waste, broken glass

MATERIAL : License plates

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Advance prep: clean

MATERIAL : Only plastic containers with a 1 or 2 imprinted inside the recycling logo underneath the item

Advance prep: rinse, labels may be left on, can be crushed

Not acceptable: Tupperware, Rubbermaid, etc., toys (regardless of recycling code imprinted on item), Styrofoam, plastic bags, motor oil containers, unmarked containers, 5-gallon buckets, containers with hazardous residue such as lawn, garden or pool-care items, laundry baskets.

MATERIAL : Wire clothes hangers

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Advance prep: : remove paper and cardboard

MATERIAL : Brown paper bags

Advance prep: pack in brown paper grocery bags or tie in bundles with twine

MATERIAL : Corrugated cardboard

Advance prep: flatten and tie in bundles with twine; bundles may not weigh more than 50 lbs., must be clean, do not place in CURBY can or garbage can

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Not acceptable: wax-coated boxes, soiled boxes, lightweight, uncorrugated cardboard (shoe boxes, gift boxes, cereal boxes)

MATERIAL : Junk mail/magazines/catalogs/mixed paper

Advance prep: mix together an pack in brown paper grocery bags; do not place in same bag as newspapers or in CURBY can; remove covers from hard-covered books and discard covers with regular trash, place pages in brown paper bag with mixed paper. Can be shredded

Not acceptable: plastic bags, carbon paper, blueprints

MATERIAL : Newspapers and inserts

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Advance prep: pack in brown paper grocery bags or tie in bundles with twine; do not place in same bag as mixed paper. Include only clean newspapers. Do not place in CURBY can, garbage can or cardboard box.

Not acceptable: soiled newspapers, plastic bags, platic string or wire, do not set out loose newspapers

For information and guidelines, read the Throwing it out in Brookhaven manual online.