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Recycling Guidelines

Tamarac Recycling Program

Do’s and Don’ts

Do Recycle

Don’t Recycle

  • Plastic Containers #1 - #7 (no caps or lids)
  • Newspaper
  • Junk mail and mixed paper  
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard (24x24 pieces or less)
  • Cans: Aluminum, Steel, & Tin
  • Milk cartons
  • Juice boxes
  • Glass food & beverage containers (clear, green, and brown glass containers only)

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic container caps or lids
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic “to go” containers
  • Miscellaneous plastic, e.g. toys
  • Miscellaneous metals, e.g. pots, pans, utensils, scrap metal
  • Window or auto glass
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Glass or ceramic cookware
  • Pizza box bottoms or other materials with food residue

Important tips

The following recycling tips apply to ALL recycling in Tamarac. This includes curbside and multifamily carts as well as recycling stations in Tamarac’s buildings and parks. 

Tamarac uses “single-stream” recycling, which means that all recyclable materials can be placed in the same cart.

Do not use plastic bags.  Do not place any plastic bags in the recycling carts and do not put recyclable materials in plastic bags.

Please avoid placing household garbage and non-recyclable materials such as Styrofoam cups, plastic plates and utensils, plastic bags, etc. into recycling carts.  This can decrease the value of the recyclables and reduce the revenue paid to the City. 

NEVER put hazardous waste or old electronics in your recycling or regular garbage. Tamarac residents can participate in drop-off events for these items, hosted in conjunction with other local cities. More information, including a schedule, is available at the following webpage: Hazardous Waste