Orange CT Homepage
What goes in your recycling bin?

Recycling itemsPut the following items into your recycling bin. It is NOT NECESSARY to sort or tie any items

Items can be squashed if space is needed. But DO NOT jam into your bin.

  • Paper - newspapers, plain paper, books/catalogs, news paper inserts, etc.
  • Cardboard - food boxes, shipping, gift boxes
  • Glass - bottles, jars
  • Plastics - containers, bottles, items marked with triangle 1-7
  • Metals - aluminum cans, foil, aerosol cans 

DO NOT put in your bin:

  • Plastic bags & films - they go in plastics recycling bins at the transfer station and many local stores
  • Garden hoses & wire - they can go in the hopper at the transfer station

Need to know about a specific item? Refer to to see what can be recycled. 

you can type in an item and the site will tell you if it is recyclable. 

Show All Answers

2. What goes in your recycling bin?
3. Why was my recycle bin missed?
4. How do i obtain a new recycle bin?
5. Where can I dispose of recycle Items that do not belong in the bin?
6. What items can be brought to the Orange Transfer Station?
7. What Electric items are NOT allowed in the hopper?
8. What can be recycled with Plastic Bags?
9. What are the CT State Recycling Regulations?
10. How do I dispose of household chemicals?
Government Websites by CivicPlus®
Arrow Left Arrow Right
Slideshow Left Arrow Slideshow Right Arrow