CMC Recycling & Compost Service at Risk

We are at risk of losing our recycling and compostable services if we don’t separate materials properly. Unfortunately, these bins are being “contaminated” with the wrong materials which then either requires the companies to dig through the bins to remove the “contaminants” or the entire bag goes into the trash. Please review what can be recycled and what is compostable so we can maintain this valuable service.

You should ONLY compost the items in the photo below.

NOT Compostable:

  • Paper cups (they have a wax lining)
  • Plastic lids
  • Plastic Utensils



  • Household Plastic 1-7
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Magazines
  • Mail Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Cardboard
  • Phonebooks
  • Steel Cans
  • Cereal Boxes

Not Acceptable

  • Glass Bottles
  • Aerosol Spray Cans
  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam Containers
  • Tissue Paper
  • Wax Coated Cardboard