EFFECTIVE TODAY: The Ellsworth Reycling Center is changing what is accepted for recyclable items. Below is a list of accepted and not accepted items.


✅ Paper: Magazines, Flyers, Phone books, News print, Paperback books (NO COVERS), Paperback catalogs

✅ Cardboard: Corrugated (EXCEPT WAX COATED)

✅ Plastics: #1 Plastic, #2 Plastic

✅ Metals: Clean Soup Cans, Clean Disposable baking pans, Clean Coffee cans, Clean Vegetable & fruit cans


❌ Paper: Shredded Paper, Office Paper (Plain Printer Paper), Envelopes with windows, Gift wrap, Used tissues & paper towels

❌ Cardboard: Wax coated

❌ Boxboard: Cereal Boxes, Pasta Boxes, Beer / Soda Boxes, etc…

❌ Plastics: #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, Plant & flower pots, PVC pipes, Kids toys, Grocery bags, Broken trash cans & totes, Coat hangers, Kitty litter buckets

❌ Metals: Cookie sheets, Pots & pans, Coat hangers, Aerosol (any kind), Ice tea mix

❌ All Glass

❌ Styrofoam & Packing Peanuts: Packaging materials, Egg cartons, Meat packaging