The items listed below are generally accepted by most recycling programs throughout New York State. Recycle these items based on the guidance provided by your local municipality or private hauler. Prior to placing recyclables in the bin, remember to properly prepare them. Plastic, metal, and glass containers should be rinsed and dry, and cardboard and paperboard items should be empty and flat. This will help to ensure that your recyclables are successfully sorted, processed, and sold to remanufactures. CLICK HERE to find your local recycling guidelines.