City of Wilkes-Barre Recycling

Residential Recycling Do's and Dont's

Co-mingled Recycling
All co-mingled recycling products are to be placed in any size open top containers.
The following materials may be recycled at curbside:

Glass

OK clear, brown and green bottles and jars
Clear, Brown and Green bottles and jars

NO window panes, light bulbs, mirrors or ceramics

Window Pane
Light Bulb
Mirror
Ceramics


Cans

OK Steel (such as food cans) and Aluminum (such as beverage cans)
 Steel (such as food cans) and Aluminum (such as beverage cans)

NO foil, pie tins, aerosol cans or paint cans

Foil
Pie-tin
Aerosol Can
Paint cans


Plastic

OK PET plastic (soda bottles, plastic milk containers, laundry detergent) as well as HDPE plastics
PET plastics Milk bottle Laundry detergent HDPE plastics

NO plastic bags, motor oil bottles or butter tubs

Plastic Bag Oil bottle Butter tub


Newspaper

OK please place newspapers in brown paper bags or tie bundles with cotton string
Newspaper

NO mail or hard/soft covered books

Mail Hardcover Book Softcover Book
Please do not use tape, wire or plastic bags to bundle papers


Cardboard

OK corrugated cardboard shipping boxes
Cardboard Boxes