Recycling List


Commercial Recycling

 Commercial recycling couldn't be simplier with Boise's automated no-sort recycling. Just throw your items into a cart or dumpster and go!

Recycling List

Items accepted: (no sorting)

  • Metals: Rinsed soda cans, soup cans, pie pans, 
aluminum foil, uncoated metal hangers, and empty aerosol cans. Labels may remain on cans (no pesticide containers).
  • Cardboard: Flatten or cut boxes so they fit completely inside the recycling cart or dumpster.
  • Paper: Newspapers, shredded paper (put in a paper sack and tape or scrunch the top down), magazines, catalogs, junk mail, white or pastel paper, paper bags, envelopes, brochures, greeting cards and wrapping paper without foil, construction paper, and phone books.
  • Plastics: Plastic tubs, bottles, and jars with a number of 1-7 on the bottom (maximum size: three gallons). Labels may remain on containers. Smash or flatten plastics to conserve space.

Items not accepted:

  • Glass is not accepted! (See Glass Collection)
  • Extruded Polystyrene (commonly called Styrofoam) is not accepted!
  • Hazardous waste (pesticide, herbicide, motor oil, stains, paint thinners, etc. (See Hazardous Waste)
  • Foil-lined or plastic lined items like cookie and chip bags
  • Food boxes or containers that have excessive food residue
  • Wood or yard waste
  • Milk or juice cartons (waxed or with foil lining)
  • Packing peanuts or bubble wrap
  • Paper plates, cups, towels, napkins, tissues, diapers or toilet paper
  • Plastic grocery bags, garbage bags, plastic wrap or film
  • Plastic utensils
  • Plastics labeled "PLA"
  • PVC pipes, coupling
  • Garden hoses
  • Televisions and Monitors
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