Department of Public Works

Recycling Guidelines

Visit the Macomb County Website for more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection, click here.

Rizzo Services will accept:

  • Cardboard and Paper Bags - Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces, No wax coated cardboard
  • Paperboard - No wax coated paperboard
  • Magazines and Catalogs - Any size magazines
  • Junk Mail - Envelopes, flyers, brochures, postcards etc.
  • Office Paper - All types and sizes
  • Phone Books - All types and sizes
  • Newspaper - Remove bags, strings and rubber bands
  • Pots and Pans - Kitchen cookware
  • *Steel and Tin Cans - Empty cans only
  • *Clear Glass - Empty, clear glass only
  • *Aluminum Cans - Empty cans only
  • *Plastic Jugs/Bottles - (#1 and #2)
  • *Household Plastic (#3 - #7) - Empty containers only
  • *Plastic Bags - Most retail and grocery bags

Unacceptable Items

  • Paper Milk or Juice Cartons
  • Styrofoam Containers/Packing
  • Garbage
  • Propane Tanks
  • Paint Cans
  • Colored Glass
  • Medical Waste
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Chemicals (Dry or Liquid)
  • Wood Items

Recycling bin full? Clear plastic bags can be used for additional items if your bin is full.

Plastic Reference Guide

  • #1 - Plastic soft drink and water bottles, catsup, mouthwash and salad dressing bottles. Peanut butter, mayo, pickle, jelly and jam jars.
  • #2 - Milk, water, juice, shampoo, dish and laundry detergent bottles; yogurt containers, cereal liners, grocery, trash and retail bags.
  • #3 - Clear food and non-food packaging, medical tubing, electrical cable insulation, plastic pipes, fittings and carpet backing.
  • #4 - Dry cleaning, bread and frozen food bags, squeezable bottles e.g. honey, mustard, BBQ sauce, etc.
  • #5 - Catsup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, medicine and vitamin bottles, etc.
  • #6 - Compact disc jackets, food service applications, grocery store, egg containers, aspirin bottles, cups and plates.
  • #7 - Three and five gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and catsup bottles.

* See bottom of container for plastic type

Please rinse container before putting into recycling bin

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