First Star can accept a wide variety of common materials at our drop-off locations and with our residential recycling collection programs including:

BooksPaper & Cardboard

  • All office paper
  • Books (paperbacks, hardcovers should be ripped off)
  • Catalogs/Magazines
  • Colored paper
  • Folders
  • Mail/Envelopes
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bag
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Phonebooks
  • Shredded paper (put in plastic bag to minimize potential blow-away)
  • Tissue boxes
  • White paper
  • Wrapping paper


  • Aluminum bottles (such as alcoholic beverages)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Aluminum pop cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty and dry paint cans
  • Soda cans
  • Soup cans
  • Steel soup cans
  • Tin cans

Plastic Bottles


  • Plastic toiletry bottles (conditioner, shampoo, lotion)
  • Plastic cleaning bottles (detergent, cleaning solution, soap dispensers
  • Empty pill and medicine bottles (Please place INSIDE larger recyclable bottles)
  • Mouthwash bottles
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Soap dispenser
  • Spray bottle
  • Plastic food containers (Butter, Ice Cream, Salad Dressing, Yogurt, Juice)
  • Cat litter bucket
  • Plastic bottles (lids too)
  • Plastic containers
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic Tupperware
  • Snap top containers