Recycle by Room - Recycle Right

Single Stream Recycling for the Mailbox

Single Stream Recycling is an automated sorting process designed to handle non-hazardous items from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, office and mailbox.  The recyclables are then collected and transported to a material recovery facility where they are sorted and processed.

Paper Mail and Packing Material

Stack of mail inserts

Mail Inserts (Junk Mail)

All junk mail, sales inserts, letters and envelopes (DO NOT SHRED).

Stack of envelopes

Envelopes and Letters

All letters and envelopes (DO NOT SHRED).

Greeting card

Greeting Cards

Plain greeting cards and envelopes. Cards with glitter or foil decorations should be placed in the garbage.

Stack of newspapers

Newspapers

Keep newspapers clean and dry. Wet paper will not make it through the sorting equipment.

Stack of magazines

Magazines

All magazines and catalogs.

Cardboard box filled with packing paper

Packing Paper

Packing paper from shipping boxes (NO PLASTIC).

Phone book

Phone Books

Phone books can be recycled if they are broken apart into sections that are about 1 inch thick. Full thickness phonebooks are too heavy to make it through the sorting equipment.

Cardboard Boxes, Tubes and Packing Material

Stack of cardboard boxes

Cardboard Boxes

Flatten all boxes and keep dry.

Cardboard packing insert

Cardboard Packing Inserts

All cardboard packing inserts (no plastic).

Cardboard shipping tubes

Shipping Tubes

Flatten and keep dry. Put plastic or metal end caps in garbage.

Mailbox Garbage

Line striking through bubble wrap

No Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap cannot be sorted by the single-stream equipment and will tangle up the machinery and cause it to shut down.

Other recycling options
Line striking through roll of plastic wrap

No Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap cannot be sorted by the single-stream equipment and will tangle up the machinery and cause it to shut down.

Other recycling options
Line striking through foam peanuts

No Foam Peanuts

Styrofoam cannot be properly sorted by the single-stream equipment.

Other recycling options
Line striking through molded foam packing materials

No Molded Foam Packing Material

Styrofoam and other foam materials cannot be properly sorted by the single-stream equipment.

Other recycling options
Line striking through wrapping paper

No Wrapping Paper

The fibers in wrapping paper are too short to be recycled into new paper. They often contain other materials such as foil and glitter that are not recyclable.

Other recycling options