Nearly 100% of what is referred to as garbage can be reprocessed, but currently only a small part of it is recycled.
BARC wants to recycle as much as possible! Email us at email@example.com to find out if your items not listed here can be recycled.
Among the wide range of materials that can be recycled are:
- junk mail
- office paper
- shredded paper
- #1 (PETE) - Soft drink, water and beer bottles, peanut butter and salad dressing containers.
- #2 (HDPE) - Milk jugs, juice bottles, bleach detergent and household cleaning bottles, shampoo bottles, butter and yogurt tubs, trash and shopping bags, cereal box liners.
- #3 (PVC) - Clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, windows, siding.
- #4 (LDPE) - Squeezable bottles, bread, frozen food and dry cleaning bags.
- #5 (PP) - Caps, straws, medicine bottles
- #6 (PS or Styrofoam) - Disposable plates and cups, meat trys, egg cartons, CD cases.
- #7 (other) - Three and five gallon water bottles, "bullet proof" materials, sunglasses, DVD's
- redemption-value cans
- aluminum foil
- tin cans (steel)
- non-steel metals
- metal construction waste (copper, galvanized steel, etc.)
- redemption-value bottles
- clear and colored glass bottles/jars
- plate glass
Electronic Waste (a.k.a. E-waste)
- any electronic device that plugs in or runs on battery (cell phones, TVs, computers, monitors, etc.)
- small appliances
- fluorescent light bulbs
- compact fluorescent light bulbs
- incandescent light bulbs
- car batteries (lead acid batteries)
- household batteries
- food waste
- yard waste
- Christmas trees
- untreated lumber
- clean gypsum sheetrock
- ink cartridges
*Please make sure to thoroughly wash your recycling before putting it in your bin. Only clean food containers can be recycled.