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Recycle Today For A Better Tomorrow! EDCO Can Help You Make a Difference.

There are many ways that recycling helps our environment and even the smallest step can have significant results. Recycling reduces the garbage placed in landfills and saves our precious resources from being used up. It almost always takes less energy to make a new product from recycled materials than it does to make it from new materials. Here are some facts that show how recycling can help conserve our natural resources.

EDCO: Green Light 

Mixed Paper & Cardboard:

  • Writing Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Flattened Boxes
  • File Folders
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Magazines
  • Shredded Paper
  • Paper Packaging
  • Paper Bags

EDCO: Recycling Illustration 

Recyclable Containers:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
  • Steel (tin) Cans
  • All Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Containers marked through or labeled "CA Redemption Value"

EDCO: Red Light 

Don't Recycle:

Disposable plates or cups, paper towels, tissue, carbon paper, plastic bags (NO plastic grocery bags, newspaper delivery bags or chip/snack bags), ceramics, drinking glasses, mirrors, Styrofoam, wax-paper milk or juice cartons, batteries, light bulbs, clothing or shoes.

EDCO's Recycling Guidelines

Glass Bottles & Jars

Recycle all food and beverage containers—clear and colored glass. Please rinse. No need to remove labels though.


Flatten or cut boxes to a size that fits comfortably inside recycling cart.


Recycle your newspaper and everything that is delivered with it—including inserts, coupons, etc.


Recycle aluminum cans and steel cans—including clean & dry paint cans, and empty aerosol cans. Also recycle aluminum foil.

Plastic Containers

Recycle all rigid plastics, such as bottles, jugs, and jars, marked to , and all beverage containers labeled "CA Redemption Value" or "CA Cash Refund" including:

  • Food & Beverage Containers — Milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc.
  • Jars & Canisters — Peanut butter jars, mayonnaise jars, aspirin bottles and 35mm film canisters.
  • Cleaning Products & Detergents — Bleach, detergent, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. (Containers must be empty.)
  • Automotive & Yard Care Products — EMPTY motor oil, antifreeze, plant food and herbicide containers.
  • Miscellaneous Rigid Plastics — Including, but not limited to, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic drums, totes & empty garbage cans, plastic milk crates, kitty litter buckets, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, and pet carriers, plastic toys, plastic agricultural trays/pots, plastic pallets, and other mixed plastic containers.

Look on the bottom of a plastic item and you should find the "chasing arrow" symbol with a number in the center like the two shown ( to ).

Mixed Paper

Recycle virtually all clean and dry paper including: writing paper (all colors), computer paper, Xerox paper, "no carbon required" (NCR) forms, catalogs, brochures, magazines, junk mail, phone books, post-it type notes, and shredded paper (place shredded paper inside paper bags to contain shreds). EDCO accepts them all, PLUS if those items have staples, window envelopes, or even those little metal clasps on legal envelopes, they're OK, too! But, please, no large metal items like clasps on Acofastener notebooks or 3-ring binders.

You can also recycle cereal boxes and other clean food packaging, including cake boxes, flour bags, frozen dinner boxes, paper egg cartons, and soda/beer 12-pack carrying boxes. Also recycle paper grocery bags, gift boxes, shoe boxes, paper gift wrap, calendars, and core tubes from paper towels, etc.

Recycling Alternatives:

  • Plastic grocery bags can be returned to grocery stores for recycling or they can be reused.
  • Batteries and light bulbs need to be disposed of properly and not placed in trash or recycling containers. Visit our website for proper disposal of HHW items.

Large items

Items that are too large to place in blue recycling cart can be dropped off at no cost at any of our Buyback Centers.

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