Food & Beverage Carton FAQ’s

Q. Can I place foil drink pouches in my recycle container?

A. No – Only paper cartons from the refrigerator or food pantry are acceptable. Paper cartons with plastic pour spouts attached are also acceptable.

Q. What type of cartons are recyclable?

A. Cartons containing Juice, Milk, Soy Milk, Soup, Broth, Ice Cream, Egg Substitutes, Pancake Batter, Cream and Wine.

Q. Do I need to remove the cap or straw when recycling my cartons?

A. Please keep caps on and remove straws

Q. Do I need to rinse my cartons?

A. As long as the carton is empty, it is okay to place in your recycle container. Rinsing your carton will alleviate any potential odor that may arise until your collection day.

Q. Can I recycle a carton that feels waxy?

A. Yes, what you are feeling as wax on the carton is actually a thin layer of plastic.

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How Do I Know What To Recycle And What's Waste?

Service FAQs

Your recycling container is picked up on the same day you set your waste container out.

Your recycling container has a yellow lid. On the lid is a label that shows what recyclables are acceptable and what not to place in your recycle container

To get a second cart please contact us at (918) 582-1147

Other Recycling FAQ’s

No – Styrofoam is not acceptable. 

No – Plastic bags or film plastics such as bread bags or dry cleaner bags are not acceptable in the recycle container. Please return plastic bags to retailer or grocer. Go to to find a drop off location near you

No – All electronic waste (if it has a cord, runs on batteries or winds up) is not acceptable in your recycle container. You can recycle your electronics at the following locations:

  1. Natural Evolution – (918) 836-2995 / 
  2. the M.e.t. – (918) 584-0584 /  (call to find out which recycling depots accept electronic waste)

No – Due to the design and purpose of a furnace filter, it is not recyclable

Several items in the bathroom can be placed in your recycle container

  1. Shampoo and conditioner containers
  2. Toothpaste box
  3. Toilet tissue roll
  4. Air freshener or hair product aerosol cans
  5. Mouthwash container
  6. Empty medication containers

It would take approximately three minutes for your recyclables to be separated by our automated equipment. Recyclables are processed at rates between 36,000 to 40,000 thousand pounds per hour. For this reason, it is important that only acceptable recyclables listed on the lid of your recycle container or refrigerator magnet are placed in the recycle container