Take a look at all the things you can put in your big blue cart.

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Click on the icon next to each material for detailed recycling guidelines. If it's not on the list, please resist.

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars & Dinnerware

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Examples of acceptable items include:

- Soda, water, shampoo, and soap bottles
- Milk, laundry detergent, and cat litter jugs
- Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter tubs
- Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars
- Plastic trays like those used for microwave dinners
- Clear "Clam-Shell” containers like those used to package strawberries, bakery goods and salads
- Plastic egg cartons and cookie divider shells
**Gently rinse items**
- NO plastic bags, plastic lids or caps
- NO Stryofoam, plastic shrink wrap
- NO plastic toys or plastic toothpaste type tubes


Examples of acceptable items include: 
- Corrugated Cardboard  (Remove plastic wrappers and flatten.)
- Brown Paper Bags
- Newspapers
- Paperboard - cereal, food, shoe boxes, etc. (Remove plastic liners.)
- Molded fiberboard
- Magazines and catalogs - less than 1/2 inch thick
- Phone books
- Printing and writing paper
- Mail - envelope windows and mail are okay. (Remove other non paper items.)
- Other paper - pamphlets, brochures, file folders, card stock, etc.

Aluminum & Metal Cans

Examples of acceptable items include:
- Aluminum cans
- Steel/Tin cans - non-hazardous aerosol cans are ok. (No other steel.)
**Gently rinse items**

Glass Bottles & Jars

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Examples of acceptable items include:
- Glass food and beverage bottles and jars. (No other glass.)
**Gently rinse items**



Examples of acceptable items include:
- Milk (dairy, soy and almond)
- Juice
- Cream
- Egg white and egg substitute
- Soup and broth
- Protein drinks
- Eggnog
- Wine
- Tofu
- Small juice boxes
- Ice cream and frozen yogurt
**Empty all food or liquid and gently rinse**
Remove straws and caps

Non-Recyclable Items


Keep these out of your Do More Blue cart:

- Food waste
- Plastic bags
- Yard waste
- Styrofoam
- Pizza Boxes
- Clothing
- Grass
- Diapers

Want to know why you can't recycle plastic bags?
Where do our recycling materials go?


The Town of Queen Creek's Environmental Services Division provides a variety of ways for residents to recycle and contribute to the Town's environmental, conservation and sustainability efforts.


QC Recycle Center

Drop off your household items anytime at the QC Recycle Center located at Crewse Lane and Ellsworth Road (Across from Founders' Park / Splash Pad).

Textile Recycling Program

The Town of Queen Creek, in conjunction with United Fibers, offers easy curbside textile recycling. Special textile blue bags have been mailed to Town residents who have an active trash and recycling service account. The special blue bag can be placed directly into the curbside recycling cart on the regular recycling collection day. Instructions are printed directly on the blue bag. You can also drop off your textiles at the QC Recycle Center.

The textile drop-off bin accepts clothing and shoes. Items must be clean and free of contaminants such as oil, solvents and paint. Do not place solid waste, cans, cardboard, pillows, blankets, paper, books, toys, electronics and household items.

Additional Information



Mrs. Onofre's class at Desert Mountain Elementary reminds you to Do More Blue!



QC Recycle Center Map