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Tenleytown Trash is DC's only locally owned & operated, CBE waste management and recycling company offering regular and bulk pick up.

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Tenleytown Trash loves DC and loves the earth as well.  As a waste management company, we see every day just how much goes to waste. Because of this, we try to educate our customers as much as we can on what is and is not reusable, what can be repurposed and what is recyclable.  























































Information and wording above by DC Government of Public Works.

Recycling Tips

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What You Can Recycle:


  • Aerosol cans

  • Aluminum foil and aluminum pie pans

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers

  • Books (including paperbacks, textbooks and hardbacks)

  • Brown paper bags (Kraft)

  • Cardboard and paperboard boxes (including cereal boxes without liners). Cardboard boxes must be collapsed for collection.

  • Computer printouts

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes

  • Ferrous and bimetal food and beverage containers

  • Glass containers such as jars and bottles

  • Junk mail

  • Magazines and catalogs

  • Milk and juice cartons

  • Narrow-neck plastic containers (other than for motor oil) that carry plastic resin identification codes 1 through 7

  • Newspapers (including all inserts)

  • Non-metallic wrapping paper

  • Office paper (including typing, fax, copy, letterhead, and NCR) and envelopes

  • Plastic bags, e.g., grocery bags, newspaper bags, and shopping bags. --Please put your plastic bags into one plastic bag then place it in your recycling container. We will accept more than one bag of plastic bags.

  • Rigid plastics including plastic milk/soda crates, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic totes, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic flower pots, plastic drinking cups/glasses, plastic 5-gallon water bottles, plastic pallets, plastic toys, and empty plastic garbage/recycling bins

  • Telephone books

  • Wide-mouth containers such as peanut butter, margarine/butter tubs, yogurt, cottage, cheese, yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise, whipped topping, and prescription (remove the identification label) and over-the-counter medicine bottles (note that the lids and caps do not need to be removed).


What You Cannot Recycle:


  • Styrofoam

  • "Clamshell" packaging used for food

  • Peanuts (foam packaging)

  • Pizza boxes