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Shredded Paper

Paper shredded at home can be placed in a brown paper bag and recycled curbside. The ecopark also offers paper shredding services

Residential Curbside Recycling

The following commingled materials are accepted for curbside recycling and also for drop off at the ecopark.

Acceptable Paper Items

  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Junk mail, advertisements and brochures
  • Clean cardboard (flatten, not to exceed 2x4 feet)
  • Pizza boxes (clean, empty and flatten)
  • Paper egg cartons NO styrofoam
  • Paper boxes - cereal, cracker, soda, tissue, shoe, gift, toy, pasta, etc. - flatten NO plastic liners
  • All books (including phone books)
  • Home office paper, files, school papers, etc. Shredded paper must be in brown paper bags
  • All envelopes (including windowed envelopes)
  • Gift wrap

Acceptable Metal, Plastic & Glass Items

Unacceptable Items

Help Prevent Windblown Litter

Help reduce windblown litter by delaying recycling if high winds are forecast.

Reduce Junk Mail

Reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by calling the following toll-free number: 1-888-567-8688.

New or Replacement Recycling Bins

In order to obtain a new or replacement recycling bin, homeowners must call their garbage collector. City of Rochester residents should call 585 428-5990.

Local Recycling Centers

Items accepted for curbside recycling can also be dropped off at ecopark and local recycling centers.