MERIDIAN WASTE SERVICE 

Recycling Program 

Single Stream Recycling

Information and Guide 2008

EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST IS ACCEPTED IN A CO-MINGLE CONTAINER:

 Aluminum Cans, Trays and Foil (Trays and foil must be cleaned)

Aseptic Packaging and Gable Top Containers (milk and juice cartons)

Steel Cans and Tins

Glass Bottles and Jars (clear, brown, and green)

NO window glass, dinnerware, or ceramics 

PLASTICS: 

#1 PET Soda, Water and Flavored Beverage Bottles (#1 clear and green)

#2 HDPE Milk and Juice Jugs (clear)

#2 HDPE Detergent and Fabric Softener Containers (colored)

#3 PVC Narrow Neck Containers Only (health & beauty-aid products, household cleaners)

#4 LDPE Grocery Containers (margarine tubs, frozen desert cups, six and twelve pack rings)

#5 PP Grocery Containers (yogurt cups, and narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles)

#7 Plastic Narrow Neck Containers Only

Plastic Buckets (i.e. kitty litter buckets - 5 gallon maximum) 

The numbers mentioned above are found in the "chasing arrows" on bottom of plastic containers 

The examples above are not limited to the types of plastic available for recycling.  If the number in the "chasing arrows" is #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, or #7 and it fits the criteria - you may recycle the container.  (See Container Criteria

PAPER FIBER LIST: 

Newspaper, Including Inserts (remove plastic sleeves)

Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)

Kraft Bags (brown paper)

Magazines, Catalogs, and Telephone Books

Office and Computer Paper, Notebook, School and Gift Wrap (no metal clips, spirals, ring binders)

Chipboard (cereal, cake and food, gift boxes, etc.)

Carrier Stock (soda, beer can carrying cases)

Junk Mail and Envelopes (no plastic cards, stick-on labels or unused stamps)

Paperback Books (no hard-cover books) 

Container Criteria

1) All containers are to be empty and rinsed

2) No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers

3) Return plastic bags to grocery or department store.

4) No plastic film (no plastic sheets, tarps, or wrap)

5) No expanded foam or clear polystyrene 

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