Recycling Guidelines

Visit the Macomb County website for more information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Download a quick guide about recycling (PDF).

Recycling bin full? Clear plastic bags can be used for additional items if your bin is full.

Acceptable Items

Rizzo Services will accept:

  • Cardboard and Paper Bags - Flatten cardboard and cut into pieces, No wax coated cardboard
  • Paperboard - No wax coated paperboard
  • Magazines and Catalogs - Any size magazines
  • Junk mail - Envelopes, flyers, brochures, postcards etc.
  • Office paper - All types and sizes
  • Phone books - All types and sizes
  • Newspaper - Remove bags, strings and rubber bands
  • Pots and pans - Kitchen cookware
  • * Steel and tin cans - Empty cans only
  • * Clear glass - Empty, clear glass only
  • * Aluminum cans - Empty cans only
  • * Plastic jugs/bottles - (#1 and #2)
  • * Household plastic (#3 - #7) - Empty containers only
  • * Plastic bags - Most retail and grocery bags

Unacceptable Items

  • Paper milk or juice cartons
  • Styrofoam containers/packing
  • Garbage
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans
  • Colored glass
  • Medical waste
  • Flammable liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Chemicals (dry or liquid)
  • Wood items

Plastic Reference Guide

  • #1 - Plastic soft drink and water bottles, catsup, mouthwash and salad dressing bottles. Peanut butter, mayonnaise, pickle, jelly and jam jars
  • #2 - Milk, water, juice, shampoo, dish and laundry detergent bottles; yogurt containers, cereal liners, grocery, trash and retail bags
  • #3 - Clear food and non-food packaging, medical tubing, electrical cable insulation, plastic pipes, fittings and carpet backing
  • #4 - Dry cleaning, bread and frozen food bags, squeezable bottles e.g. honey, mustard, BBQ sauce, etc.
  • #5 - Catsup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, medicine and vitamin bottles, etc.
  • #6 - Compact disc jackets, food service applications, grocery store, egg containers, aspirin bottles, cups and plates
  • #7 - 3- and 5-gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and catsup bottles

* See bottom of container for plastic type.

Please rinse containers before putting into recycling bin.