Due to the lack of end market recycling, we will NO longer be able to accept retail plastic bags as part of our recycling program. Retail plastic bags will now need to be placed with your trash – or returned to your local retailer for recycling – THANK YOU for your cooperation on this matter.

Single Stream Recycling

What is single stream recycling?

Single stream recycling allows both residential and commercial recyclers to place all recyclables into one bin, regardless of material type. This makes recycling easier for the consumer and increases participation throughout the community.

What are the benefits of a single stream system?

Simplifying the process results in higher consumer participation, more recyclables collected, and less waste in our landfills.

How is single stream waste sorted?

Tennis Recycling, L.L.C. sorts single stream waste using its state-of-the-art separating system. It is designed and built around the unique needs and requirements of the community and specific materials it recycles. This system processes and separates all recyclables into reusable end products.

How does it work?

Once collected, materials are delivered to our Recycling Facility located in St. Paul Park, MN to be processed in our single stream recycling facility.

Tips for curbside recycling

  • Be sure to put your materials out by 6am on your normal trash day.
  • Please prepare materials correctly and only include items accepted through our program. Including additional materials makes processing more costly.
  • Please avoid breaking glass! Glass shards are difficult to sort by color, and even more difficult to market.
  • Place all your recyclables loosely into your cart. No need to bag them, except for shredded paper and linens.

Commercial Customers

  • We offer commercial single sort and cardboard only recycling

Please Recycle These Items


  • Newspaper and inserts (Remove bags)
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Mail and office papers


  • Corrugated cardboard (Remove packing material)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cracker boxes)


  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Soup, broth and wine cartons
  • Juice boxes

Metal cans

  • Aluminum, tin, and steel cans

Glass bottles and jars Plastic bottles, containers and jugs

  • Containers numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
  • Soda, juice and water bottles (caps on)
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Margarine, cottage cheese, cream cheese and other tubs and lids
  • Laundry detergent bottles and jugs
  • Clear berry and produce containers

Additional Items Tennis Recycling is able to accept

Paper / cardboard

  • Shredded paper (placed in a sealed paper bag)
  • Brown paper shopping bags
  • Pizza Boxes (please clean food particles from box)


  • Landscape edging (cut down and bundled)
  • Large plastic toys
  • Plastic car seats (fabric and straps removed)
  • Motor oil bottles (rinsed)


  • Empty aerosol cans (no caps)
  • Scrap metal (no car brakes/rotors)
  • Pot and pans with handles removed
  • Aluminum foil (clean only)


  • Reusable clean clothing and shoes (placed in plastic bag, marked linens)


  • Black Take Out Containers
  • Ceramics
  • Christmas lights
  • Corks
  • Cups – Paper and plastic
  • Deli Containers
  • Dishware
  • Disposable Dinnerware
  • Food Storage Bags
  • Gift Wrapping Paper
  • Glass Cookware
  • Hoses
  • Household Garbage
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins
  • Plastic bags
  • Pottery
  • Produce containers
  • Soiled Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Window glass
  • Wrapping paper
  • Vinyl Siding