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Recycling & Composting

What Can Be Recycled?

If you have any questions about the list of recyclable and non-recyclable materials below, please call County Hauling Customer Service at 724-929-7694

The two types of plastic that are still recyclable are Types 1 & 2, which are among the most common. Examples of Type 1 include soda, water, salad dressing and cooking oil bottles (either bottles you drink from, or that hold consumables). Some examples of Type 2 include milk and juice jugs, shampoo, conditioner or body wash bottles and laundry detergents containers. Neither of these lists are comprehensive, so be sure to check each container for the recycling logo and the codes PET or PETE for Type 1 and PEHD or HDPE for Type 2. If the container has any of these codes, it is recyclable. If it does not, then it is not recyclable.

Recycle Plastic # 1 & 2

Look for these logos to be sure your plastic is recyclable

bottles jugs recycle

Recyclable Materials

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Newsprint and Inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Type 1 & 2 Plastics
  • Steel Cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Phone Books
  • Paperback Books
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Pizza box lids – If not tainted by food
  • Boxboard: such as tissue, dry food boxes, cereal, noodles and cake boxes

NON Recyclable Materials


Types 3-7 Plastics are no longer recyclable. There is no market for this material, so if it ends up in the recycling, it will be trucked to the recycling plant, then sorted and trucked to the landfill. The best way to reduce the carbon footprint of each item is to follow these guidelines closely and be sure to reach out to Customer Service if you have any questions!

  • Types 3-7 Plastic
  • Garbage, food waste, diapers, paper plates, hangers, old plastic toys
  • Meat or dairy plastic or paper packaging
  • Wax or plastic wrap or bags
  • Freezer food packaging
  • Plastic deli, product or take-out packaging or utensils
  • Plastic bags or wrapping film
  • Formed or pellet Styrofoam packaging


  • Put all Non-Recyclable material in the trash

Downloadable Garbage & Recycling Calendars & Lists

  • Click below for handy lists.