What Goes Where

Looking to find out what you can toss, recycle or compost?

View what items should be placed in a trash cart, recycling cart or composter or where you can drop off recycling.

Find yourself with extra waste around the holidays? Watch our helpful workshop to learn how you can ReThink Your Holiday Waste here.



Items accepted in your recycling cart include:


Bottles and containers. Empty and clean, caps stay on. 


Bottles and jars. Empty and clean, remove lids. 


Aluminum, steel and tin cans. Empty and clean.


Flattened boxes


Newspapers, paper bags, junk mail, sheets of paper and drink cartons.

Do not include:

  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene foam cups and containers
  • Aluminum food pans

Plastic bags harm recycling machinery, empty the recycling directly into the cart.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

If you live in an apartment or condo community and don’t have access to recycling, bring your recyclable materials to one of our convenient drop-off locations:

Dover Shore Community Center
1400 Gaston Foster Road

Engelwood Neighborhood Center
6123 Lacosta Drive

Northwest Community Center
3955 WD Judge Road

Solid Waste Management Division
1028 South Woods Avenue
(Front of the building)