Know What to Recycle

The Town of Zebulon is asking town residents to recycle all approved materials. The new cart will allow you to recycle a greater quantity of materials. The lid will prevent materials from littering the streets on windy days, getting messy when it rains, or attracting insects and rodents. We hope the rolling cart makes it easier to transport your recyclables to the curb. Increased recycling lowers the amount of solid waste taken to the landfill and, in turn, lowers the disposal cost.

What you CAN  recycle:

  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Glass (clear, green and brown color)
  • Aluminum, bi-metal, ferrous and steel cans
  • HDPE (#1 milk, detergent and fabric softener bottles)
  • PET type containers (#2 plastic soda bottles)
  • Plastic Food containers (#3, 4 and 5)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Office papers
  • Residential mixed paper (junk mail and catalogs)
  • Paper board (cereal and food boxes)
  • Magazines (all types)
    • Examples of some of these are:

      -Letterhead/forms, Bond stock paper, Photo copy paper, Colored Paper
      -Computer Printouts (no carbon)
      -Writing Paper, Drawing Paper, Note Pad Paper, Post It Notes
      -Envelopes-Windowed and Non-windowed
      -Brochures, Phonebooks, Paperback Books
      -File Folders, Business Cards, Index Cards
      -Invoices, Manila Cards, Register Tape Roll Paper
      -Juice Boxes, Milk Cartons
      -Plastic Beverage Bottles, Detergent Bottles, Cooking Oil Bottles, Yogurt, Margarine or Cottage Cheese          Containers,  Milk Jugs
      -Cartons and Trays from Microwavable meals
      -Aluminum Cans, Meal Cans (soup, tuna etc)
      -Take Out Containers (plastic, NOT Styrofoam)

What you CANNOT recycle:

  • Styrofoam, including Egg Cartons, Meat Trays, cups etc
  • Cellophane and Shrink Wrap, Bubble Wrap and Peanut Packaging
  • Metal Binder Clips
  • Self-Carbonized Paper
  • Typewriter Ribbons
  • Sticky Tape, Adhesive Labels
  • Kleenex Tissue, Paper Towels
  • Drink Cups, SOLO Cups
  • Food Scraps and Wrappers, Soiled Pizza Boxes
  • Hard Bound Books (glue in binding)
  • Trash Bags, Plastic Grocery Bags, Bread Bags, Boil-in-Bag Pouches
  • CD’s or CD Cases
  • Rubber Hoses, Rubber Tires