• THESE ITEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE:


    Aluminum – usually pop and beer cans

    Steel cans – usually called “tin cans” soup/veggie/food cans, and tin/aluminum foil products

    Glass – all colors of container glass – NO WINDOW GLASS

    Paper and cardboard – newspaper, white paper, colored paper, brown paper bags, cardboard boxes, etc.

    Metals – copper, iron, brass, steel, aluminum, any “scrap” metals

    Plastic #1 and #2 (other numbers are not accepted)

    Includes: Pop & water bottles, milk jugs, laundry
    detergent jugs, coffee & creamer containers, plastic bags, and shrink wrap, as well as any other plastics with a recycle symbol and number 1 and 2.

    PLASTICS NUMBER CAN BE FOUND INSIDE THE
    RECYCLING TRIANGLE SYMBOL ON CONTAINER.

  • THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME:


    NO TVs/electronics – TVs, TV tubes, computer monitors, radios, stereos, printers, copiers & fax machines, and all other electronics

    NO Garbage – including food, diapers, and household appliances considered to be "bulk" garbage (toilets, vacuums, coffee pots, etc.)

    NO Window Glass

    NO Large Appliances – including refrigerators, furnaces, water heaters, furniture, etc.

    No Miscellaneous Items – including styrofoam, tires, hazardoius waste (paint, motor oil, etc.)

    No Plastics #3-7 including styrofoam, baby bottles, DVDs/CDs, sunglasses, shower curtains, toys, or any plastic without a #1 or #2 identified on it.

    PLASTICS NUMBER CAN BE FOUND INSIDE THE
    RECYCLING TRIANGLE SYMBOL ON CONTAINER.
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    Make Sure It's Clean!

    Although it is not necessary, PHASE Recycling would appreciate your help in rinsing your recyclables beforehand!

  • Paper and Cardboard

    More and more Americans are recycling paper. Everyday you are probably using paper that has been recycled.

    • Corrugated Cardboard
      Americans are doing great at recycling corrugated boxes, but we can do even better.
    • Magazines
      Did you know it's perfectly fine to recycle magazines, catalogs, and other "glossy" publications?
    • Office Paper
      Almost all of your daily pound and a half of office waste paper can be recycled!
    • Newspapers
      Did you know the newspaper you read today can be recycled up to seven times?
    • Paperboard
      Think of breakfast cereal boxes and you think of paperboard.  Paperboard is now being used for many other kinds of packaging, and it all can be recycled.
    • Paper Cardboard Dairy and Juice Cartons
      Also called "gable-top cartons," your paper mild and juice cartons can be recycled.
    • Unsolicited Direct Mail
      You may think of it as "junk mail," We think of it as recyclable paper! 
    • Phone Books
      When new phone books and business directories arrive,are you recycling your old ones?

    Metals

    When you think of empty soda and food cans, do you think natural resource? Well they are! The scrap value of the 36 billion aluminum cans Americans discarded in one year alone was about $600 million. Apart from the economic impact, the environmental savings of recycling metal are enormous.

    Aluminum Cans

    • On average, Americans drink one beverage from an aluminum can every day. But we recycle just over 50% of the cans we use.  Let's get together and make a difference - recycle!
    • Aluminum Foil and Bakeware
      During World War II, Americans saved aluminum foil and even peeled off the silver wrapping from chewing gum wrappers to contribute to the war effort.
    • Soup Cans, Vegetable Cans, Coffee Cans, etc.
    • People call them "tin cans," but the containers your green beans come in are mostly made of steel.

    Glass

    Glass is recyclable.

    • Clear (Flint) Glass
      About 61% of glass containers produced in the USA are clear.
    • Brown (Amber) Glass
      About 31% of glass containers produced in the USA are brown.
    • Green (Emerald) Glass
      About 7% of glass containers produced in the USA are green.
    • More About Recycling Glass
      Did you know a glass bottle can take up to a million years to decompose?
  • Recyle Your Holidays

    PHASE, in conjunction with Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) participates in the Recycle Your Holidays program.  Click on the link for more information!