What items are accepted into commingled curbside recycling collection?

In Eugene, curbside recycling service is commingled (most recyclables collected together in a single curbside bin), with glass collected in a separate container. Below is an updated list of what can be recycled curbside as of April 9, 2018. All items must be clean.

Contamination reduces the economy and effectiveness of our recycling system.  Any items that are not clearly listed below as recyclable should not be placed in commingled recycling bins.  FAQs and more information are available by clicking HERE.  Traducción al español aquí. Recycling information flyer is available by clicking HERE.

  • Cardboard- Flatten cardboard and make sure it is clean. No waxed cardboard allowed.
  • Paper- Mix all paper including newspaper, ads and inserts, magazines, catalogues, direct mail, and office paper together in your commingled recycling cart.
  • Plastics- Only certain bottles and jugs are recyclable: transparent soda bottles, water bottles, milk jugs, and juice bottles.  NO lids.
  • Tin and aluminum cans-  Food and beverage cans only.  NO aerosol cans, paint cans or chemical cans.

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1. Why should I recycle?
2. Is food waste collection available in the City of Eugene?
3. What items are accepted into commingled curbside recycling collection?
4. How can I find a garbage hauler?
5. How do I properly dispose of items that are not accepted into the commingled recycling bins?
6. Where can I find out more about garbage hauling rates in Eugene?