Recycle – Do you know what can go into the bin?

recycle poster half sheet

Did you know that Sacramento has a single-stream recycling system in place which means everything can go into one can without sorting. This approach allows us to recover up to three times as many recyclable materials as in the past! Please remember to empty & rinse food containers before placing them into recycling bins and be sure that paper is clean and dry.


  • Newspaper
  • Mixed color paper
  • White paper
  • Cardboard
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Paper bags
  • Cereal & food boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Shoe boxes


  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Tin cans
  • Food cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Pie tins


  • Bottles & containers (Labeled #1-7)
  • Plastic milk containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Detergent containers
  • Plastic film


  • Clear, brown & green food & beverage containers (with lids removed)

NON-Acceptable Materials for Recycling Cart

  • Hazardous waste
  • Yard waste
  • Animal waste
  • Window glass
  • Diapers
  • Mirrors
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing
  • Napkins
  • Carpet
  • Food waste
  • Pizza boxes
  • Tissue paper
  • Light bulbs
  • Wood
  • Liquids
  • Electronic Waste

This post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention that you can also bring your CFL bulbs, batteries and spent printer cartridges in to Maintenance or Printing Services for recycling. In fact, thanks to our partnership with T3 Toner, we actually earn money on recycling printer cartridges, so bring them in from home and hit your neighbors up for theirs!