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Saguache County Recycling Guide

Please keep recyclables separated. If it is mixed, it is considered trash.

Any contamination will cause recyclables to be thrown away. 

Please help us out - Quality products are critical.

ITEM PROCESS
Newspapers Fill a paper grocery bag with newspapers and inserts that come with the newspaper. NO magazines, junk mail, string, twine or tape; or cardboard of any kind will be accepted with the newspapers.
Magazines Phone books are accepted, but please separate them from the magazines. NO string, twine or tape or hard-back books will be accepted
Glass ONLY jars and bottles that had lids are accepted. NO lids or rings are accepted. Labels on the jars or bottles are OK. NO kitchen glass. NO light bulbs or headlights. NO window glass. NO dirt or sand.
Tin Cans Please cut both ends and flatten. Please rinse if odorous. Labels on the cans are OK.
Aluminum Cans & Foil Please be sure to empty and rinse cans. Flattened would be helpful
Plastic All plastics except, #6 plastic with Styrofoam. Please separate them. NO lids are accepted. Please rinse if odorous. Flattened would be helpful. Colored #2 Plastic - NO oil or antifreeze bottles. Clorox bottles are OK.
Cardboard Corrugated ONLY - NO cereal, soap, beer, pop or other pressed fiber boxes. Flattened would be helpful.
Pressed Fiber Boxes Cereal, soap, beer, pop etc. Flattened would be helpful.
Automobile Batteries Please transport in cardboard boxes. Batteries that are leaking are not accepted. A vehicle tractor, golf cart, etc. batteries are OK.
Non-ferrous metals Please separate copper, brass, aluminum and lead. You may include aluminum doors, windows and pans. Also aluminum siding and aluminum auto parts.
White Paper Any white paper with black copy or black marks on it is accepted. Home office paper is considered white paper.
Colored Paper Any colored paper, or any white paper with any color other than black on it red, blue, yellow and self-carbon. NO pastels are accepted.
Computer Paper: Green or Blue Bar, White. NO carbon paper or self-carbon paper is accepted. Shredded paper is OK.
Slick Paper Any coated paper is considered slick paper. May be placed in with magazines
Junk Mail Flyers, Envelopes, etc. OK
Used oil & Anti-freeze Must be emptied into holding containers