Preparing Recycling

Aluminum and Tin Cans:

  • Cans and Metal Lids, only
  • Rinse and then crush to conserve space
  • Paint cans are acceptable if the paint has been completely dried
  • Include aerosol cans if the contents have been expelled
  • Do not include hub caps, chairs, siding or foil


  • Corrugated only
  • What’s corrugated?  Look at the cardboard from its edge.  Two sides will be flat and the middle layer will have ridges.
  • Boxes must be clean and free of food waste or oil

Newspapers and Magazines:

  • Newspapers can be packaged into paper grocery sacks
  • Glossy inserts in Magazines are acceptable
  • Magazines of all types are welcome


  • Clear, Brown or green bottles and glass jars
  • Rinse and remove lids (lids can be recycled with steel cans)
  • The following items CANNOT be recycled:  Pottery, window glass, kitchen containers, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, tableware and bake ware.


  • Plastic bottle coded #1 - #7 are recyclable in Venango County.