Many materials are accepted at the Bridging the Gap Community Recycling Centers that aren’t accepted curbside! Please view on the categories below to see what qualifies as a recycled material.

  • Aluminum Foil

    Includes aluminum foil wrap, pie plates, roasting pans. Rinse clean. No foil-like plastics (such as potato chip bags). Place in the scrap metal.

  • Clothing and Fabric

    In good, clean condition: clothing, shoes, coats, drapes, towels, throw rugs, stuffed animals etc. Place in closed plastic bags (no boxes). No bed pillows. No wet items. (Red Bridge location only)

  • Cans - Steel and Aluminum

    Includes food and beverage cans. Rinse. Okay to leave the paper labels. No mineral spirits, gasoline or other solvent cans.

  • Books

    Includes hard cover, soft cover, encyclopedias & thick catalogs. Hardcover books are only accepted at Deramus & Red Bridge locations.

  • Small Electronics

    All three centers accept cell phones, iPods and other MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, e-readers, tablets, and matching chargers/adapters. The Red Bridge Center also accepts laptops w/adapters. No home phones, desktop computer components, televisions, stereo equipment, or other electronics or appliances.

  • Corrugated Cardboard

    Includes flat-finish corrugated cardboard boxes. Flatten boxes. Remove excessive tape/staples. Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

    Includes food and beverage bottles and jars. Please rinse. All colors welcome, no need to separate by color. Glass candle jars and votives accepted, even if they still have wax. Remove lids. No dishes of any kind including bakeware, china plates, & Pyrex. No crystal glasses, light bulbs or flat panes of glass. No safety glass (shower doors, car windshields, etc). Metal lids, foil, etc. go with scrap metal.

  • Small Household Items

    In working condition: kitchenware, houseware, toys, sporting goods, linens, etc. Clean and in working order, pack in boxes or bags. Take care with breakables. These goods are donated. (Red Bridge location only)

  • Magazines

    Includes shiny-paged magazines, catalogs, brochures and coupons. Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Newspaper

    Includes newspaper, newsprint, sale ads and coupons. Place in bin loose or in paper grocery bag. No plastic bags, string, twine or plastic banding. Brown paper sacks. Moving packing paper. Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Office Paper

    Includes copier paper, stationary, file folders, envelopes (non-manila), letters, brochures, cards. OK to leave staples. Remove spirals, rubber bands and paper clips. Please no carbon paper, bubble envelopes, Tyvek envelopes or embellished paper (glitter or foil). Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Packing Materials

    Includes packing peanuts and bubble wrap. Secure in a closed plastic bag (no boxes). Materials available for free to recycling center patrons. See staff for information. (Red Bridge location only)

  • Paperboard

    Includes shiny corrugated boxes, non-corrugated boxes (soft-drink, cereal, gift boxes), paper towel rolls, manila envelopes, phone books & packing inserts. Clean and flatten. Remove plastic windows, handles, non-paper over wraps and liners. No tissue paper, waxed products, milk or orange juice cartons. Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Phone Books

    Includes white and yellow pages. Place with paperboard. Clean and dry, no water damage, no food stains, and no chemicals.

  • Plastic Bottles & Tubs

    The only types of plastic accepted are bottles and tubs with a #1, #2, #4 or #5 resin code. Examples include: Bottles - milk, water, soda, juice, detergent, shampoo, etc. Tubs - sour cream, yogurt, peanut butter, cottage cheese, deli tubs, etc. Containers should be empty, clean and dry. Caps and lids can only be processed if they are on containers.

  • Scrap Metal

    Includes chain link fence, chicken wire, sheet metal, aluminum window frames, bike frames, bike parts, garden tools, nuts, bolts, screws, nails, metal office furniture, springs, electrical wire, bottle caps, etc. Leave plastic casing on electrical wire. Remove all non-metal components such as plastic or wood handles or wheels. Remove all glass. (Red Bridge and Deramus locations only)

  • Toner and Inkjet Cartridges

    Includes rechargeable toner and inkjet cartridges from printers or photocopiers. Only OEM inkjet and toner cartridges are accepted. (We cannot accept compatible cartridges.) When possible, keep in original packaging.