What Items are Recyclable?
Paper & Cardboard
Flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail can be recycled as long as they aren’t contaminated by food, liquid or waste.
Steel or aluminum cans are recyclable as long all residue is cleaned out.
You can recycle both clear and colored glass containers that are empty and clean. Do not recycle broken glass, shards, or lightbulbs.
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
While rigid plastic containers like water bottles, milk jugs and detergent containers can go in your curbside cart, flexible plastics like grocery bags, bubble wrap and Styrofoam® require special handling and can’t be recycled curbside.
What Isn’t Recyclable?
Commonly Mistaken Items
Styrofoam®, paper masks, plastic bags, clothes and many other materials are NOT recyclable through your curbside service. Many items can break and clog recycling equipment or put recycling workers at risk. Read the full list on our How to Recycle page.
No Soiled or Wet Materials
Just one dirty item could contaminate many other recyclables, so make sure items are empty, clean and dry.
How to Prepare It
Don't Use a Bag
Never bag, box-up, bundle or tie your recyclables. Items should be placed in the curbside cart individually.
Empty. Clean. Dry.
All items that you place in your recycling cart need to be emptied of their contents, cleaned of all residue, and free of moisture. Just one dirty item could contaminate all of the other recyclables.
For service and billing information or questions, please contact Holland Board of Public Works.
625 Hastings Ave, Holland, MI 49423
(616) 355-1500, ext 2