Top 10 in the bin 

Do you recycle? Do you know what you can and cannot put in the blue bin? The City of Tempe has a recycling goal of 25% by 2020. To help achieve this goal, we need your help!

The top 10 things to put in your recycle bin are:

  1. broken down card board
  2. paper
  3. food boxes
  4. mail
  5. beverage cans
  6. food cans
  7. glass bottles
  8. jars (glass and plastic)
  9. jugs
  10. plastic bottles and caps

Did you know that you cannot put plastic bags and wraps into the blue bin? These soft plastics ruin the recycling equipment and cause challenges for recycling staff. You can recycle these items at your local grocery store, or save them for a Zero Waste Day. The city has two Zero Waste Days annually, in April and November.  At these events, you can also recycle Styrofoam, electronics and textiles, as they items cannot go into the blue bins.