- Aluminum cans, foil and formed containers
- Steel or tin cans
- Clear, green and brown glass only
Large cardboard items must be flattened into pieces no larger than 3' x 3' square.
Examples of paper products that can be recycled include but are not limited to:
- Magazines and catalogs (glossy and non-glossy) Shredded paper (Place in brown paper bag)
- Mixed paper (staples are okay)
- Newspapers and inserts
Make sure that the numbered recycling symbol usually found on the bottom of plastic containers matches those accepted in the City of Elgin's recycling program. Numbers Accepted: 1, 2, 4, 5
Example products include but are not limited to:
- Soda bottles
- Laundry detergent containers
- Milk and water bottles
- Shampoo Bottles
- Deli containers
Batteries can be recycled through the City's At Your Door program. Click here to learn how to schedule a pickup.