Mixed Paper FAQ’s

Q. What type of paper can I recycle?

A. All paper, including cardboard. If it tears, you can place it in your recycle container

Q. Can I recycle my old phonebook or shopping catalog?

A. Yes – Phonebooks and shopping catalogs are recyclable

Q. Do I have to remove staples or tape from cardboard boxes before placing them in my recycle container?

A. No – Staples and tape do not have to be removed. Please remove all non-paper packaging material (bubble wrap, Styrofoam, packing peanuts) before placing cardboard in your recycle container

Q. Can I recycle glossy coated or white cardboard boxes?

A. Yes, cardboard boxes with a glossy exterior or white exterior can be placed in your recycle container

Q. Can I recycle a wax coated box?

A. No, place wax-coated boxes in your trash container

Q. Can I recycle my pizza box?

A. Yes – Please remove any leftover pizza, sauce containers, peppers, and plastic pizza top saver. If grease soaks through the bottom or cheese is stuck to the lid, tear off the contaminated section of the box and recycle the clean section.

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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 PlasticFilmRecycling.org 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 / www.NaturalEvolution.com 
  2. the M.e.t. – (918) 584-0584 / www.MetRecycle.com  (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