Curbside Recycling in Brooklyn

The City of Brooklyn provides weekly curbside recycling for city residents. Combine the following items loose (unbagged), in the provided blue wheeled cart:

  • Cans
  • Cartons
  • Glass
  • Paper and boxes
  • Plastic bottles and jugs

Acceptable Items

Combine these items in your curbside recycling:


Includes all metal food and beverage cans such as:

  • Beer
  • Pop (soda)
  • Soup
  • Tuna
  • Vegetable

Cans should be emptied, rinsed, and then recycled.


Includes milk, juice, soup and broth, and wine cartons. Cartons should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and place in your curbside recycling.


Includes glass food and beverage bottles and jars. Empty, rinse and replace the lid before recycling. You do not need to remove the label.

Paper & Boxes

All paper and boxes can be recycled, including:

  • Boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Phone books

Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.

Plastic Bottles

Any plastic bottle, jar, or jug can be placed in your curbside recycling. Recycle plastic food and beverage bottles, cosmetics and personal products, and laundry detergent and bleach bottles. Containers should be emptied and rinsed. Replace the cap and put in your curbside recycling.

Not all plastics with the 1-7 symbol are recyclable; to learn more, view the Plastics Recycling Chart (PDF).

For More Information

For more details about recycling, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website. The Solid Waste District also offers Recycling FAQs for Cuyahoga County and information on how to recycle properly. Recycle more, recycle better in Brooklyn.