What belongs in each cart?

Commonly disposed of items are included in the searchable list below. The color-coding indicates proper sorting. Contact us for information regarding any unlisted item. Proper sorting makes a difference. Avoid contamination by sorting your recyclables properly. 

Items in gray (this table) belong in the garbage container
6-pack rings (please cut)metal cable wirerubber bands
ash, fireplace & BBQ (damp, cold and contained)metallic wrapping paperrubber stamps
binders (plastic)mirrorsrubber/neoprene
bubble wrapnailsrugs/mats
carbon papernylonsponges
cd'spacking peanuts (to take to shipping store)straws/stir sticks (plastic)
cello wrap around flower bouquetspaper clipsstuffed animals/toys (unwanted or can't be dontated)
ceramics (including tile)paper used for cleaning (soiled)styrofoam
cosmetics containers with residuepencils with eraserstape: duct/masking/packaging
cotton balls (soiled)pens (ink)tempered glass (corning ware, pyrex)
computer diskettespet fecestextiles
diapersplants (plastic)toothpaste tubes
feminine productsplastics (unmarked or not marked with a 1-7)transparencies/microfilm/negatives (acctate)
foam (all types)plastic wraputensils (plastic)
glass cups & glassespolystryrenevacuum bags
hangers (dry cleaners will take back hangers)q-tips (with paper or wooden wands)window glass
hose (garden or rubber)q-tips (with plastic wand)wood (treated)
ice cream wrappers (plastic)records/tapes/cd's
laminated itemsreport covers (plastic)
light bulbs (no fluorescent)pencils with erasers
Items in green (this table) belong in the organics container
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bonesgrainsshrubs
breadgrass cuttingstea bags/tea bags with staples
cactushouseplantstree twigs and branches up to 6" in diameter
cerealice cream sticks (wooden)trees (holiday, unflocked)
cheeseleavesvegetables
chewing gummeatwaxed cardboard
chopsticks (wooden)newspaper (food-soiled)waxed paper (food-soiled)
coffee cups (paper)ice cream sticks (wooden)waxed paper containers/cups
coffee groundsleavesweeds
coffee filters (paper)meatwine corks
dairy productspaper take-out cartons without metal handleswood (uncoated, untreated)
egg shellspizza boxes (leftover pizza)yard waste
facial tissueprunings
flowerssawdust
fruit
Items in blue (this table) belong in the recycling container
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aerosol cans (empty)egg cartons (paper)paper towel & toilet paper tubes
aluminum cansenvelopes with metal claspsphone books
aluminum foilfrozen food boxesplastic bags - BAGGED (place multiple pieces in one bag and tie off)
aluminum pansfruit baskets (plastic, and if labeled 1-7)plastics labeled 1-7
aseptic containersglass bottles & jars onlypots & pans
bleach bottles (empty)grocery bags (paper)salad dressing bottles
boxes (shipping)hardbound booksscrap metal
cans, food (bi-metal/tin)ice cream cartons (rinsed)shampoo bottles
carbonless paperjuice bottlessharps
cardboard (flatten/cut large or multiple boxes)junk mailshoe boxes
catalogsmagazinessoft drink bottles
cereal boxesmilk cartons (paper, rinsed)soup boxes
computer papernewspaper (including inserts)soy milk boxes
cookie sheetspaint cans (empty latex)tub-type containers such as those used for yogurt, cottage cheese, and margarine if labeled 1-7
detergent bottlespaper (adhesive/post-its)water jugs
drink boxes (juice)paper packaging with remnant tape

Items in red (this table) are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. For proper disposal instructions visit www.sanramonrecycles.

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batteriesfertilizersphoto chemicals
camp stove fuel tanksfluorescent lightblubspoisons
CFL lightbulbslancetspool chemicals
cleaning products (toxic)lyepressurized tanks
computer hard drives/peripherals medicationsprinters
computer monitorsneedlessmoke detectors
electronicspainttelevision (tv)
e-wastepaint removerthermometers
fax machinespesticidesvarnish