At Spruce Grove Marina we support and encourage proper recycling of trash. It is important to remember that the recycling laws vary from state to state and even county to county. To help our customers know what the recycling laws are for our area, we have complied a list of acceptable recyclable materials. If there is something that is not on this list that you have a question about, please ask a staff member for clarification. 

Please note that all recyclable materials, except cardboard, must be placed in the recyclable container.

This is due to a change in the laws regarding recycling and is at the request of the waste management company that picks up our trash.

Also note that televisions, computer monitors, electronics (stereo equipment, DVD players, etc.) are not to be placed in the trash dumpster. 

As of Jan. 1st, 2015 there are new laws regarding the disposal of electronic equipment. Go to this page for more information.

If you have any questions about what can or cannot be recycled, please ask us.

One thing to look for is one of these symbols on the container, mainly plastic:

Only numbers 1-5 are recyclable, while 6 + 7 are not.

Also note that some beverage bottles and cans may have a deposit in NY. There is a separate container for those. Please place them in the container or on the ground near it in the case of a full case of bottles.

If you are unsure if an item is recyclable or not, please ask to be certain.



What to recycle:

Plastic laundry & dish detergent bottles.

Plastic clear and cloudy jugs from milk, water, cider, etc.

Plastic containers from shampoo and personal care products.

Plastic yogurt, butter, cottage cheese and other dairy containers. (Please clean first.)

Plastic clear containers like peanut butter jars, applesauce and juice. (Please clean first.)

Plastic microwave trays that have been cleaned.

Plastic empty medicine bottles. (Remove labels first to protect your privacy.)

Plastic oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid containers, etc.

Plastic six pack holders from bottles and cans. 

Plastic lids from all the above.

What not to recycle:

Styrofoam of any kind including plates, cups, packing material (“popcorn”), meat trays, etc.

Plastic toys. Plastic grocery bags. (Recycle at local grocery store).

Plastic “food” tray liners. Plastic utensils. Cellophane.



What to recycle:

Glass bottles and jars from food and beverage, including lids.

Clear and colored glass containers, including lids.

What not to recycle:

Light bulbs. Window panes and plate glass.

Ceramic mugs, dinner and cookware, vases, etc.

Drinking glass. Crystal. Pottery (Planters).



What to recycle:

Metal cans from food, baby formula, pet products and beverage containers, including lids.

Aluminum products such as unsoiled foil, pie pans, T.V. dinner trays, etc.

Please clean these items first.

What not to recycle:

Small household batteries (Save for a household hazardous waste clean-up program. You can give these batteries to any of the SGM staff members for separate recycling.)



What to recycle:

Newspapers (as purchased with glossy and colored inserts).


Colored and plain corrugated cardboard boxes that have not been used for food. (PIZZA BOXES ARE CONSIDERED TRASH)

Brown paper bags.

What not to recycle:

Pizza and juice boxes.

Deli, bakery and metallic bags.

Disposable diapers.

Frozen juice containers.