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What Can Be Recycled


Hamilton has a Single-Stream recycling system. Now, all recyclable items can be mixed together — no more sorting! For a full list of what items can and can’t be recycled check out the Oneida-Herkimer Waste Authority. Be sure to also check out our Composting Program and learn how Hamilton is cutting down on organic waste!
What CAN be recycled (remember, sorting isn’t important!):
Paper Plastic Metal Glass
  • Printer/copy paper
  • Cardboard
  • Brown paper bags
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Containers #1-5
    or 7 (not 6)
  • Beverage cartons
  • Shampoo & soap bottles
  • Detergent bottles
  • Empty food containers
  • Food/soup cans
  • Deposit cans
  • Aluminum tin foil
  • Aluminum plates & trays 
  • Aerosol cans
  • Clear, green &
    amber containers
  • Food & beverage containers
  • Liquor & wine bottles
  • Deposit bottles
  • Canning jars
What CAN’T be recycled:
Paper Plastic Metal Glass
  • Tissues
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Opus cups 
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags 
  • Prescription bottles
  • Hazardous
    products
  • Small appliances
  • Silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Hazardous
    products
  • Mirrors 
  • Broken glass 
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
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