Garbage and Recycling


Recycling Best Practices

Aluminum Cans:
Cans should be rinsed with water and crushed to save space. It takes 95% less energy to produce new cans from recycling than it does to produce from raw material and there is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled.

Newspaper needs to be clean and dry. Anything that comes in a newspaper, including colored sections and glossy inserts, are accepted.

Mixed Paper:
Computer, ledger, wrapping, colored, and arts and craft paper, as well as unwanted mail, flyers, telephone books, note cards, blueprints, magazines, file folders, paper bags, Post-it™ notes, catalogs, and all envelopes and paper packaging can be saved together all in one bin. 
Do not include the following: carbon paper, stickers, laminated paper, rubber bands or plastic wrap. Shredded paper is difficult to separate so it goes into a lower grade paper. Only shred what you need to.

Cardboard Boxes:
Cereal, tissue, dry food, frozen food, shoe, and detergent boxes, as well as paper towel and toilet paper rolls can all be recycled in Bardstown.

Corrugated Boxes:
These boxes must be clean and dry. Plastic or wax-coated cardboard, such as milk and juice cartons, and wet or greasy cardboard, such as pizza boxes, cannot be recycled. Be sure to flatten all cardboard to make more room for recycling.

No. 1 and No. 2 Plastics:
Check the bottom of the plastic and look for a number in the triangle. No. 1 plastics could be water and soda bottles, coffee creamer bottles, liquid dish soap bottles, and others. No. 2 plastics can include milk jugs, liquid laundry detergent bottles, and shampoo bottles.