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Recycling Collection

Wednesday is recyclable collection day for all addresses in Highland Park.
  • Please place your recycling container out by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
  • Please place your 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 or check the Holiday Collection page. 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, 6*, 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 bags 
  • 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

*The Town's contractor collects plastics #1 - #7.  There is a possibility plastics #3, #4, #6, and #7 could be diverted to the landfill at the contractor's discretion.