Do Your Part Recycle And Help Mother Nature

Dated: 08/25/2016

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It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, but there are some rules on household items you may not be aware of!

Here is a simple breakdown of the rules for Chandler & Gilbert recycling programs.

Items should be:

  • Empty, clean & dry

  • Do NOT bag recyclables

  • Lids should be closed





  • Newspapers & Inserts

  • Gift wrap, gift bags or tissue paper

  • Magazines, catalogs, phone books

  • Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, cups  or facial tissues

  • White or colored paper

  • Pet food bags

  • Junk mail and envelopes

  • Shredded paper (Bagged and tied securely.Only time you can use plastic bags; prevents litter)





  • Prepared food boxes

  •   Milk or juice cartons

  • Shoe Boxes

  • Boxes contaminated with food or grease

  • Moving/Shipping Boxes

  • Egg cartons

  • Paper towel/toilet paper cardboard tubes

  • Pizza boxes (not soiled w/ grease or food)

Plastic Bottles & Containers



  • Beverage bottles and jugs showing 1-6 recycle symbol

  • Plastic bags or shrink wrap (even if itdoes say recyclable)

  • Shampoo & soap bottles

  • Styrofoam- even those marked recyclable

  • Liquid laundry detergent jugs

  • Yogurt, margarine, sour cream tubs

  • Frozen food trays


  • Aluminum cans, clean foil, pie pans

  • Cans with paint, pesticides or hazardous materials

  • Steel/tin cans (vegetable, fruit and soup cans)

  • No hangers or other metal items

  • Empty aerosol cans (shaving cream, deodorant, cooking spray)




  • Beverage bottles (all colors)

  • Mirrors

  • Food jars (labels are ok)

  • Drinking glasses, plates or any other types of glass

  • Windows


For further information you can visit the official Chandler city and  town of Gilbert websites.

Now you’re an expert! Go forth and do your part for Mother Earth!

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