Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

March 16, 2018

 A broken down list of what you CAN and CANNOT toss in the blue bin.



We all know the importance of recycling. It reduces the need for extracting, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and more importantly helps protect our environment. But what exactly can and can’t we recycle?



  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil & bakeware
  • Soup cans
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Newspapers
  • Paperboard
  • Dairy and juice paper cartons
  • Unsolicited direct mail
  • Phone books
  • Milk jugs
  • Plastic bottles from drinks (w/o lid)

(CLEANLINESS IS KEY: make sure your items you are recycling are free of any leftover food, drinks, etc.)

To learn more about what CAN be recycled, click here.



  • Take-out food containers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Styrofoam
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Laminated paper/paper with plastic coating
  • Pizza boxes
  • Glass (to see what glass CAN be recycled click here.)


Don’t forget to look at the recycling schedule in your area!

Click here for Pocatello’s schedule. And don’t forget to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE!