Curbside Recycling Information
By being a wise recycler, you not only help the environment, you help yourself!
Why? Surprise receives money for the recyclables it collects – as long as there isn't a high level of contamination. The money we earn on recyclables helps stabilize your collection rates!
Learn more about the process and the payoff.
The following is a guide for what can and cannot be recycled in the blue container.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 623-222-6000
All glass accepted. No color restrictions. Note: Glass cookware, construction glass, mirrors and car windshields cannot be recycled in the blue bin.
Newspapers and ad inserts, magazines, catalogs, phone books, white paper, paper bags, junk mail, envelopes and any other clean dry paper. Please place shredded paper in a clear plastic bag.
Empty food boxes like cake, cracker and cereal boxes (without plastic insert), milk and OJ cartons, paper towel tubes, broken down large boxes.
Recycle Food and Beverage Cans
Aluminum beverage cans and steel cans like soup, pet food, tuna, fruit and vegetable.
Recycle Empty Aerosol Cans
Shaving cream, deodorant, and cooking spray.
Any #1 - #7 Plastic container.
Do Not Recycle:
Food containers, cups, plates, egg cartons, packing material and peanuts.
No glass cookware, car windshields, mirrors or construction glass.
Diapers, air or furnace filters, pet waste, food, garden hoses.
No yard waste
Grass, rocks, leaves, branches. See bulk trash collection info or visit Northwest Regional Landfill.
No construction materials
Cement, wood, shingles, drywall, construction glass. To dispose of these items, visit Northwest Regional Landfill.
No plastic bags, motor oil containers, shrink wrap
No clothing or shoes
No automotive parts, car tires, or batteries
No appliances or electronics
PLEASE DO NOT BAG YOUR RECYCLABLES!
If you do, the whole bag gets tossed into the trash and is weighed as contaminated recycling. Remember, we get paid for recycling, but are charged for trash disposal.
Don't have curbside recycling? Use one of our drop-off locations.