Recyclable Items


  • Blueprints
  • Books (paperback & hardcover) *
  • All boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Paper Egg cartons
  • File folders
  • Cleaned frozen food, ice cream, & frozen juice containers
  • Kraft envelopes (orange/brown/yellow)
  • Mail & greeting cards
  • Magazines & brochures
  • Cleaned milk cartons, drink boxes & yogurt containers
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Plastic and paper bags
  • Phonebooks


  • Pizza boxes (must be uncontaminated — boxes with food or grease cannot be recycled and must be thrown in the trash)
  • Ream wrappers
  • Shredded paper (in bags)
  • Stickers & address label sheets
  • Sticky notes & index cards
  • Paper to-go containers
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Waxed paper & waxed cardboard
  • White or pastel office paper
  • Wire-bound composition books


  • Bottles
  • Ceramics
  • Drinking
  • Jars
  • Plates & vases
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex
  • Window panes


  • 6-pack holders
  • Bags
  • Bottles
  • Boxes
  • Caps
  • Jugs
  • Lids
  • Tubs
  • Plastic containers numbered through


  • Aerosol cans (empty) **
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cans
  • Jar lids
  • Steel bottle caps
  • Scrap metal
  • Wire hangers

* The Friends of Ferguson Library accepts donations at the Ferguson Library's main and Harry Bennett branches.

The City also has a BOOK SWAP at the Katrina Mygatt recycling centers where you can leave books or pick some up.

** Filled or partially filled aerosol cans must be recycled on hazardous waste recycling days.

Remember — When in doubt, recycle!

Other Household Materials

You may recycle or dispose of other materials according to the table below. Garbage crews WILL NOT collect these materials:

MaterialBring To…
A/C units, refrigerators, and humidifiers, tires105 Harborview Avenue, (Google Map), during business hours. You will be charged a nominal $12 Freon removal fee for A/C's and refrigerators.  $10 charge for tire disposal.


Fluorescent light bulbs/Xmas Tree lights

Katrina Mygatt, (Google Maps), or Scofieldtown Road Recycling Centers, (Google Maps).

Oil (including cooking oil and new or used motor oil)

American Flags

Copier toner

Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center, (Google Maps).
Mercury ThermometersDrop off at Hazardous Waste Recycling Day.
Oil paint and primersCheck for local hardware stores or call 203 977 4117
Latex paintDry completely (by adding sand or kitty litter if needed) and drop in garbage.
Construction wasteScale House at 105 Harborview Avenue, (Google Map),.
Batteries (including rechargeable and car batteries)Katrina Mygatt, (Google Maps), or Scofieldtown Road Recycling Centers, (Google Maps), or drop off at Hazardous Waste Recycling Day.
Yard waste (grass clippings, hedge trimmings, etc.)Compost on your property or recycle at Katrina Mygatt, (Google Maps) Center, (Google Maps)
 (Consumers only - No contractors).
Tree stumpsScale House at 105 Harborview Avenue, (Google Map),
 (Consumers only - No contractors).
Furniture, mattresses and appliancesScale House at 105 Harborview Avenue, (Google Map),.
Asbestos shinglesWrap in plastic and drop off at Hazardous Waste Recycling Day.
ChemicalsDrop off at Hazardous Waste Recycling Day.
Hazardous wasteDrop off at Hazardous Waste Recycling Day.
Clothes, shoes and furniture (new or gently used)Donate to a charitable organization. Goodwill boxes have been placed at the Recycling Center to facilitate donation.
Items weighing 50 lbs. or moreScale House at 105 Harborview Avenue, (Google Maps).