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Recycling Collection

Wednesday is recyclable collection day for all addresses in Highland Park.
  • Place your green recycling container out by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
  • Place your green recycling container in the alley or at the curb if you do not have a paved alley
  • If your recycling day falls on a holiday, save your recyclable items for the next collection day. Holidays observed are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

What can be recycled?

  • Paper -  newspapers, magazines, junk mail, shredded paper (if raining please place in a plastic bag, wet paper cannot be recycled)
  • Cardboard - boxes, food and beverage containers
  • Plastics -  marked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7.  Please rinse and remove lids.  Containers may be crushed to conserve space.
  • Aluminum and Metal - food and beverage cans, empty aerosol cans.  Please rinse before placing in recycling bin.
  • Glass - clear, brown, and green food and beverage bottles.  Please rinse and remove lids.

Items not allowed

  • Hard cover books
  • Carbon paper
  • Plastic wrap, bags, toys or plastic bottles used for automotive or other hazardous materials
  • Scrap metal
  • Paint cans
  • Automotive product cans
  • Disposable aluminum pie tins and containers
  • Light bulbs, plate glass, auto glass, tempered glass, mirrors, ceramics, or any glass that is not a food or beverage bottle