Recycling and Refuse A to Z

 Color Key

Green – place in your green-lid organics cart for composting Brown – request bulk pickup for large refuse items or large brush  Purple – recyclable at drop-off locations or through other recycling programs
Black – place in your black-lid waste cart for waste to be transported to a municipal solid waste landfill Blue – recyclable in residential or commercial CCRRA recycling container Red - bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Event at CCRRA


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A

abrasive cleaners – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

acetone – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

aerosol sprays – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

air filters –  black-lid waste cart

air freshener – black-lid waste cart

alkaline batteries (non-rechargeable) – black-lid waste cart

all-purpose cleaners – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

aluminum cans and lids, rinsed (beverage, soup, vegetable etc.) – CCRRA recycling container

aluminum containers, rinsed (pie plates, take out containers, etc.) – CCRRA recycling container

aluminum foil, rinsed – CCRRA recycling container

antifreeze – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”
appliances (fridges, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, washer/dryer, etc.)
If in good condition, freecycle; or, request bulk-item pickup. All appliances are recyclable by drop-off at CCRRA

appliances, still running (fridges, freezers and room air conditioners only) contact First Energy to turn in old appliance for cash (some requirements apply, only refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners);

ashes, cooled (from a wood burning fire) – green-lid organics cart

ashes, cooled (from coal burning fire) – black-lid waste cart

automotive waste – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”



B

baby bottle liners, rinsed – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

bake ware, not reusable (muffin tins, cookie sheets etc.) – see “metal scrap”

bake ware, single use (aluminum) – CCRRA recycling container

balloons – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

batteries, non-rechargeable – black-lid waste cart

batteries, NiCad and rechargeable – “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

batteries, automotive – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

beef and beef remains – green-lid organics cart

birth control and contraceptive products – Contact your pharmacy or bring to the Annual Prescription Take Back Event through the Borough Police Department

biosolids – University Area Joint Authority

bleach – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

blueprints – black-lid waste cart

bones (chicken, beef, pork, etc.) –  green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

books (paperbacks) – CCRRA recycling container (No hardback books unless covers are removed)

bottle caps (metal or plastic) – CCRRA recycling container

Bounce sheets – black-lid waste cart

bows and ribbons – black-lid waste cart

box or paperboard (cereal, cracker, Kleenex boxes etc.) – CCRRA recycling container

branches ( <2” diameter) – green-lid organics cart (cut to size)

branches ( >2” diameter) – request bulk pick up

bread bags, clean – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

bread, baked goods – green-lid organics cart

bricks – black-lid waste cart, request bulk pickup (fees may be assessed for collection of construction materials), or take to Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center

broken glass (wrapped in paper) – black-lid waste cart

brush – green-lid organics cart or, if in large quantities, request bulk pickup

bubble wrap – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin or at UPS stores

butane – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

buckets – black-lid waste cart



C

candles – black-lid waste cart

candy – green-lid organics cart

car batteries see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

carbon paper – black-lid waste cart

cardboard (waxed, oily, wet or soiled, remove all plastic) – green-lid organics cart

cardboard (small, flattened) – Place underneath the CCRRA recycling container or visit www.centrecountyrecycles.org for drop-off locations

carpet (must fit inside cart) – black-lid waste cart

cassette tapes – black-lid waste cart

cat food bags – black-lid waste cart

cat litter – black-lid waste cart

catalogues and newspaper inserts – CCRRA recycling container

caulking tubes – black-lid waste cart

CDs and DVDs – deposit at Best Buy

cell phones and accessories see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

ceramics and dishes – black-lid waste cart

ceramic plant pots – black-lid waste cart or reuse in the bottom of planting pots for better drainage

cereal – green-lid organics cart

cereal and other food boxes (flattened) – CCRRA recycling container

cereal plastic liner – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

cheeses – green-lid organics cart

cheese slice wrapper (cleaned) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

chicken and chicken remains - green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

cigarettes and ashes, bagged – black-lid waste cart

cigarette lighter (empty) – black-lid waste cart

clay pots – black-lid waste cart

cleaning wipes – black-lid waste cart

clothing (not reusable) – black-lid waste cart

coat hangers, metal or wire – see “metal, scrap”

coat hangers, plasticdonate or black-lid waste cart

coffee cups, paper (rinsed) – green-lid organics cart

coffee filters, grounds – green-lid organics cart

compostable bags – green-lid organics cart

construction waste, reusabledonate to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Restore

construction waste, recyclable – call for bulk pickup (fee may be assessed) or take to Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center

cooking oil (cooled) – green-lid organics cart

colored paper – CCRRA recycling container

compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

computers and peripherals (monitors, keyboards, hard drives, accessories) – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

computer paper – CCRRA recycling container

contact lenses - black-lid waste cart

cookie bag (plastic) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

corrugated cardboard – see www.centrecountyrecycles.org for drop-off locations

cosmetic containers – black-lid waste cart

cotton balls (not soiled) – green-lid organics cart

cotton balls (soiled) – black-lid waste cart

crayons - black-lid waste cart


D

dairy products – green-lid organics cart (1 pint max. on liquids)

deep fried cooking oil (cooled) - green-lid organics cart

dental floss – black-lid waste cart

detergent boxes, paper – black-lid waste cart

detergent bottles (emptied or rinsed) CCRRA recycling container

detergent buckets CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

disinfectants – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

diapers and wipes – black-lid waste cart

dog food bags - black-lid waste cart

drain cleaner – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

drink cups, plastic CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

drink cups, plastic labeled “compostable” – green-lid organics cart or black-lid waste cart, do not recycle

dry cleaning bags – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

dryer lint – black-lid waste cart

dryer sheets – black-lid waste cart

drywall – black-lid waste cart (must fit inside cart)  or request bulk pickup (may be assessed a fee)

duct tape - black-lid waste cart

DVDs – Best Buy


E

eggs and egg shells – green-lid organics cart

egg cartons, paper – green-lid organics cart

egg cartons, plastic – black-lid waste cart

elastic bands – black-lid waste cart

electronics (CRT TVs, game consoles, audio equipment, etc.) see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

envelopes (with or without plastic windows) – CCRRA recycling container


F

fabric – black-lid waste cart

fabric softeners – use up or bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

facial tissue (no chemicals) – green-lid organics cart

fast food waxed paper containers, no plastic coated containers – green-lid organics cart

feathers – green-lid organics cart

feminine hygiene items – black-lid waste cart

film negatives – black-lid waste cart

filters (e.g. Brita water filter) – black-lid waste cart

fish and fish remains – green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

floor sweepings, organic – green-lid organics cart

flour, grains, dough – green-lid organics cart

flour bags – black-lid waste cart

flower pots, plastic (rinsed) CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

fluorescent bulbs (CFLs only) see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

fluorescent tubes – contact the Hite Company or bring to the CCRRA Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

flyer inserts – CCRRA recycling container

foil (rinsed or clean) – CCRRA recycling container

foil wrappers – black-lid waste cart

foil wrapping paper – black-lid waste cart

foam – black-lid waste cart

freezer paper – green-lid organics cart

frozen juice cans – black-lid waste cart

frozen juice can metal lids CCRRA recycling container

frozen vegetable bags  – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

fruit and bakery plastic containers (rinsed)CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

fruit and peelings – green-lid organics cart

frying pans – see “metal scrap”

furnace filters – black-lid waste cart



G

garden containers/potting cups, plastic (cleaned) – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

glass jars and bottles (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

glass (broken) – wrap in newspaper, tape and place in black-lid waste cart

glossy paper – CCRRA recycling container

granola bar wrappers – black-lid waste cart

grass clippings – green-lid organics cart

grease, cooled – green-lid organics cart

greeting cards – CCRRA recycling container

gum – black-lid waste cart



H

hair, untreated – green-lid organics cart

halogen bulbs – black-lid waste cart



I

ice cream cartons (rinsed) – green-lid organics cart

ice cream pails (rinsed) CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

incandescent light bulbs – black-lid waste cart

ink cartridges – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

insecticide – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

insulation – black-lid waste cart or request bulk pickup



J

juice boxes Terracycle

junk mail – CCRRA recycling container



K

kabob skewers (wooden) – green-lid organics cart

kerosene  – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event



L

laminated paper products – black-lid waste cart

latex products – black-lid waste cart

lawn chairs/furniture – request bulk pickup

leather – black-lid waste cart

leaves – green-lid organics cart or at the curb during leaf season

lids to plastic tubs – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

lids to plastic bottles – CCRRA recycling container

lids, metal – CCRRA recycling container

light bulbs (incandescent or LED) – black-lid waste cart

light bulbs (CFLs) see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”



M

magazines – CCRRA recycling container

magnets – black-lid waste cart

make-up remover pads – black-lid waste cart

matchbooks (empty) – CCRRA recycling container

mattresses – cut in a big “X” in the mattress and request bulk pickup

meat products, bones – green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

meat trays and liners – black-lid waste cart

medicine (pills, liquid) – contact your pharmacy or bring to the Annual Prescription Take Back Event through the Borough Police Department

medicine bottles, plastic (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

mercury thermometers – take to the CCRRA office

metal lids from food jars (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

metal rods, coat hangers, etc. – see “metal, scrap”

metal, scrap – drop off at the CCRRA Transfer Station free of charge

microwaves – request bulk pickup or drop off at the CCRRA Transfer Station free of charge

milk cartons, paperboard (these are plastic coated) – black-lid waste cart

milk jugs, plastic (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

mussel shells or other shellfish – green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)



N

nails, screws, nuts, bolts etc. – black-lid waste cart or see “metal, scrap”

needles – contain in a secure package and place in black-lid waste cart

newspaper – CCRRA recycling container

newspaper (wet, yellowed or soiled) – green-lid organics cart

nursery plant pots, plastic (rinsed) – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container



O

oil filters and containers – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

oil (motor) –see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

oily, fatty foods – green-lid organics cart

ointment tubes – black-lid waste cart

olive bar containers – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

onion or orange plastic bag – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

onion or orange cloth or string bag – black-lid waste cart

oven cleaners – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event



P

packing peanuts and rigid polystyrene foam – UPS stores

paint cans (emptied) – CCRRA recycling container

paint cans (with dried paint) – black-lid waste cart

paint thinners/strippers – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

paints (oil based) – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

paints (latex based) – dry and place in black-lid waste cart

painters tape – black-lid waste cart

paper bags – green-lid organics cart

paperboard – CCRRA recycling container

paper clips – black-lid waste cart or see “metal, scrap”

paper egg cartons – green-lid organics cart

paper napkins, plates and cups (not plastic coated, preferably labeled compostable) – green-lid organics cart

paper products (tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, etc., without human/pet waste or chemicals) – green-lid organics cart

paper products, laminated or plastic coated – black-lid waste cart

paper products (soiled, no chemicals) – green-lid organics cart

paper, shredded – green-lid organics cart

parchment paper – green-lid organics cart

pasta – green-lid organics cart

patio furniture (metal) – request bulk pickup or drop off at the CCRRA Transfer Station free of charge request

peanut shells – green-lid organics cart

pens – black-lid waste cart

pencils – black-lid waste cart

pesticides – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

pet food bags – black-lid waste cart

pet wood shavings – green-lid organics cart or black-lid waste cart

pet waste – black-lid waste cart

phone books – CCRRA recycling container

photos – black-lid waste cart

pill bottle, plastic (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

pills (medicine) – contact your pharmacy or bring to the Annual Prescription Take Back Event through the Borough Police Department

pillow – black-lid waste cart

pizza and soiled pizza boxes – green-lid organics cart

plant materials – green-lid organics cart

plastic bags (grocery bags, bread bags, etc.) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

plastic bottles (narrow-neck, rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

plastic containers (wide-neck containers: i.e. yogurt, margarine tubs, cottage cheese, produce clamshells, etc., rinsed) – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

plastic film or wrap (with or without label) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

plastic utensils and straws – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

plastic milk jugs (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

plastics (openings smaller than girth of container, e.g. blow-molded) – CCRRA recycling container

plastics (openings larger than girth of container, e.g. injection molded) – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

plastics (soiled, not rinsable) – black-lid waste cart

plexi-glass – black-lid waste cart

pop or soda bottles (plastic) - CCRRA recycling container

popcorn – green-lid organics cart

popcorn bags – green-lid organics cart

popsicle sticks – green-lid organics cart

pork and pork remains – green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

potato chip bags – black-lid waste cart or Terracycle

pots and pans – see “scrap metal”

printer/copier cartridges – “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

propane gas cylinders see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

PVC pipe – black-lid waste cart



Q

Q-tips – black-lid waste cart



R

rags – black-lid waste cart

rice – green-lid organics cart

rechargeable batteries – see “Special Materials Recycling Locations”

records (LPs) - black-lid waste cart

rocks – take to Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center or freecycle

rope – black-lid waste cart

rubber bands – black-lid waste cart

rubbing alcohol – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event



S

sand paper - black-lid waste cart

saran wrap (clean) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

sauces and spreads – green-lid organics cart

sawdust and wood chips – green-lid organics cart

screws, nails, nuts, bolts etc. – see metal, scrap

seafood and shellfish – green-lid organics cart (recommended to wrap in newspaper)

seeds and nuts – green-lid organics cart

shampoo bottles (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

sharps (razor blades, broken glass wrapped in paper) – wrap in newspaper, tape and deposit in black-lid waste cart

shoe boxes, paper – CCRRA recycling container

shoe boxes, plastic – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

shredded paper – green-lid organics cart

small appliances – request bulk pick up or drop off at Transfer Station free of charge

soap – black-lid waste cart

sod  – black-lid waste cart or take to Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center

soil (very small amounts) – green-lid organics cart

solvents, turpentine, varnish, lacquers – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

SOS pads – black-lid waste cart

soup/vegetable cans, rinsed - CCRRA recycling container

static cling cloths – black-lid waste cart

steel wool – black-lid waste cart

stereos, speakers – request bulk pick up or drop off at Transfer Station free of charge

sticky notes – CCRRA recycling container

string (organic, small amounts) – green-lid organics cart

string (non-organic) – black-lid waste cart

Styrofoam (egg cartons, meat trays, packaging, packing peanuts, plates and cup) – black-lid waste cart

Swiffer dusters and cleaning cloths – black-lid waste cart

syringes – contain in a secure package and place in black-lid waste cart of bring to Annual Take Back event hosted by the State College Police Department



T

take out containers, aluminum (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container  

take out containers, plastic (rinsed) – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

take out containers, waxed paper cups, paperboard, pizza boxes (preferably labeled compostable) – green-lid organics cart

take out containers, plastic coated – black-lid waste cart

tape – black-lid waste cart

tea bags – green-lid organics cart

televisions request bulk pick up or drop off at Transfer Station free of charge

terracotta plant pots – black-lid waste cart

tetra-paks – black-lid waste cart or Terracycle

tin cans - CCRRA recycling container

tires – take to the CCRRA transfer station

tissue boxes – CCRRA recycling container

tissue, soiled (no chemicals) – green-lid organics cart

toilet – request bulk pickup or take to Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center

toilet bowl cleaner container (rinsed) – CCRRA recycling container

toothbrushes – black-lid waste carts

toothpaste tubes – black-lid waste cart

toothpicks, wooden – green-lid organics cart

toys, broken – black-lid waste cart

treated wood – black-lid waste cart, bulk pick up or drop off at Hawbaker recycling center

twigs (small pieces) – green-lid organics cart

twine – black-lid waste cart

twist ties – black-lid waste cart



U

utensils, plastic – CCRRA miscellaneous plastics recycling drop off container

utensils (biodegradable, corn plastic) – black-lid waste cart; these items do not degrade well in our compost system and should not be recycled

utensils (metal) – see “scrap metal”



V

vacuum bags – black-lid waste cart

vegetables and peelings – green-lid organics cart

video cassettes, VCR tapes – black-lid waste cart

vinyl blinds – black-lid waste cart

vitamins – black-lid waste cart



W

wading pool, plastic, without a recycle symbol (kids) – black-lid waste cart (lid must close) or request bulk pick up

walnut leaves or shells – if possible to remove from other yard waste, place in black-lid waste cart

water softener products – black-lid waste cart

wax – black-lid waste cart

wax paper, soiled – green organics cart

weeds – green-lid organics cart

weeds, noxious – black-lid waste cart

windows, broken – wrap in newspaper, tape and place in black-lid waste cart or request bulk pickup

windows, in good condition –donate to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Restore

window blinds (plastic) – black-lid waste cart

window blinds (metal) – see “scrap metal”

wine cork, plastic – black-lid waste cart

wine cork (wood or cork) – green-lid organics cart

wood pieces (treated lumber) – black-lid waste cart or request bulk pick up.

wood preservatives – bring to the CCRRA Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Event

wooden kabob skewers – green-lid organics cart

wrapping paper (no foil) – green-lid organics cart



X

Xylophones and other musical instrumentsdonate; or black-lid waste cart or bulk pickup

Xmas & other holiday/party waste, when too much for bins – place next to your trash bin, opposite any other containers, on collection day in a spare can or in a closed plastic bag.

yard and garden waste (large amounts) – take to Glenn O Hawbaker Recycling Center

yarn - black-lid waste cart

yogurt containers - CCRRA miscellaneous plastic recycling container



Z

Ziploc bags or other storage bags (rinsed) – deposit in local grocery store’s plastic bag recycling bin

Ziploc bags (soiled) - black-lid waste cart




Other Resources


Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority
CCRRA provides recycling for all residents in the Borough of State College.
www.centrecountyrecycles.org

Glenn O. Hawbaker Recycling Center
The Recycling Center accepts concrete, clean fill, top soil, rock, stumps, asphalt, bricks, wood, yard waste and other materials for recycling.
www.goh-inc.com/services/recycle-center-state-college/

Freecycle
Freecycle is an e-mail list-serv that allows members to offer items for free to community members
http://groups.freecycle.org/CentreCoPAFreecycle/

Terracycle
Terracycle offers national programs (Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste.
http://www.terracycle.com/brigades

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