Recyclables at the Environmental Center

Put recyclables in a paper bag, cardboard box, or reusable tote. No plastic bags. Totes will be returned. Bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard can be mixed together. 

Curbside recycling is offered in all cities and townships in Washington County. Contact your recycler or waste hauler for collection details.


Rinse container and replace lid. 

  • Glass bottles and jars


Rinse and remove lid. Foil should be rolled into a fist sized ball. Labels are okay. Do not flatten cans.

  • Foil and trays
  • Food and beverage cans


Rinse container and replace lid.

  • Juice boxes
  • Milk cartons
  • Broth cartons


Rinse container and replace lid.

  • Plastic bottles and containers – numbered 1, 2, or 5
  • Yogurt tubs
  • Clear clam shell containers

Paper and Cardboard

Empty and flatten. Tape, staples, and spiral bindings are okay.

  • Books, hard covered
  • Books, soft covered
  • Cardboard 
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Mail and office paper
  • Newspaper, including inserts

Additional Items

Must be separated from other recyclables and dropped off in the drive lane.

  • Shredded paper. Put in paper bag, label, and staple shut.
  • Plastic bags and wrap. Must be clean and dry.
  • Holiday lights and extension cords.
  • Plastic campaign or real estate lawn signs and metal posts.