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
Mail Inserts (Junk Mail)
All junk mail, sales inserts, letters and envelopes (DO NOT SHRED).
Envelopes and Letters
All letters and envelopes (DO NOT SHRED).
Plain greeting cards and envelopes. Cards with glitter or foil decorations should be placed in the garbage.
Keep newspapers clean and dry. Wet paper will not make it through the sorting equipment.
All magazines and catalogs.
Packing paper from shipping boxes (NO PLASTIC).
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
Flatten all boxes and keep dry.
Cardboard Packing Inserts
All cardboard packing inserts (no plastic).
Flatten and keep dry. Put plastic or metal end caps in garbage.
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
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
No Foam Peanuts
Styrofoam cannot be properly sorted by the single-stream equipment.Other recycling options
No Molded Foam Packing Material
Styrofoam and other foam materials cannot be properly sorted by the single-stream equipment.Other recycling options
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