What can I recycle in Ithaca?
- Cardboard & mixed paper. Clean pizza boxes, cereal boxes, newspaper, mail, magazines, office paper, and paperback books.
- Glass containers. Clear, green, and brown glass food and beverage containers.
- Metal cans & foil.
- Plastic containers.
- Paper cartons and drink boxes.
What plastics are recyclable in Tompkins County NY? As a reminder, metal cans and foils, cardboard and mixed papers, paper cartons and drink boxes, glass containers, and plastic containers marked #1, #2, and #5 are all recyclable. Materials that are not recyclable include compostable disposables, electronics and appliances, rigid plastic, syringes, hangers, and more.
Is Styrofoam recyclable in Tompkins County NY? Styrofoam (also known as expanded polystyrene) is not accepted in curbside recycling in Tompkins County, and should be disposed of as trash. Styrofoam is a difficult material to recycle as it is mostly comprised of air and few markets exist for it.
What can I put in my plastic recycling bin?
- glass bottles and jars.
- plastic bottles, tubs and trays unless it’s black plastic.
- tins, cans and empty aerosol cans.
- kitchen foil and foil meal containers.
- cardboard like cereal boxes, toilet roll tubes, food and drink cartons.
- cartons and Tetrapaks (often used for juice cartons)
- cards without glitter.