What kind of things can I recycle?

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pans, foil; all colors of glass bottles and jars; all kinds of cardboard (single-ply, corrugated, waxed, clean pizza boxes, egg cartons); paper, mail, newspapers & inserts, computer & office paper, magazines, catalogs, brown paper bags, and phone books; all numbered plastic food, beverage and detergent containers; caps and lids (may be attached or unattached, all contents must be emptied). Please flatten cardboard to save space in the container, and make sure all your recyclables are loose in the container and not bagged.

Hampton’s curbside recycling program does not accept any plastic bags for recycling including newspaper plastic bags. However, most area grocery stores have collection bins that accept grocery store style plastic bags for recycling. We recommend you dispose of any plastic bags you cannot drop-off for recycling in your regular garbage.

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1. Can I have two recycling containers?
2. Can I put extra amounts of recyclables out for collection?
3. Can I still use the small green bin to put recycling at the curb for collection?
4. How are collections made when my scheduled collection day falls on a holiday?
5. How can I reach your 3-1-1 Customer Call Center?
6. What happens if my recycling container is damaged or stolen?
7. What is my recycling collection day?
8. What is the Solid Waste User Fee rate?
9. What kind of things can I recycle?
10. What things are not allowed in my recycling container?
11. When can I put my recycling container out for collection?
12. Where can I recycle old computer monitors, hard-drives, servers, printers, fax machines, or other electronic equipment?
13. Where can I take items to recycle if I live in an apartment or do not have city collection service?
14. Who owns my recycling container?
15. Why do I have to keep my paper and cardboard dry for collection?
16. Why do I need to provide space between my recycling container and other items out for collection?
17. Why do the arrows on the recycling containers have to face the street?