Recycling and Reuse Information

How to Prepare Recyclables for Apartments, Condos, Mobile Homes (Multifamily)

apartment recycling stationIf you live in an apartment, condominium or mobile home park, curbside recycling is just a few steps away.

  • Be sure items are recyclable before placing them in the bins.
  • Recyclables must be free of food waste and other contaminants.
  • Place glass in the separate container -- do not mix with other recyclables.
  • If the bins are full, do NOT leave materials on the ground.
  • If the bins are continually full or you have questions, contact your property manager.

Learn more about multifamily recycling service.

 Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions about preparing materials.

Yes, Place in Bin

Only the items listed below go in your recycle bin. Remember:  When in doubt, throw it out.

red arrowThis list may be different than what you've seen in the past.  These changes are based on a study done by a regional group of local governments, haulers, recycling facilities, and manufacturers that use the recyclables.

  • Aluminum & tin cans
  • Pots & pans
  • Newspapers
  • Paper bags
  • Paperback books
  • Magazines, catalogs & mail (windows, staples & sticky notes ok)
  • Cereal & food boxes
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Plastic bottles, jugs & jars (neck must be narrower than the base, no lids or caps)
  • Dairy tubs & yogurt cups
  • Rigid plant pots (empty, no dirt)
  • Plastic buckets (must be clean, no lids or handles)
  • Glass - put in the separate, designated container. 


Contact Us

Call Thurston County Public Works at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail

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