Recyclables at the Environmental Center

Put recyclables in a paper bag or reusable tote. All items accepted can be mixed together. Totes will be returned. Curbside recycling is offered in all cities and townships in Washington County. Contact your recycler or waste hauler for collection details.

Bottles and Cans

  • Foil and trays: Rinse clean, labels are okay
  • Glass bottles and jars: Rinse clean, remove lids
  • Plastic bottles: Rinse clean, remove lids, flatten
  • Steel and aluminum cans: Rinse clean, labels are okay
  • Clear clam shell containers
  • Yogurt tubs
  • Milk bottles
  • Juice Boxes
  • Ice cream pails

Paper and Cardboard

  • Books, hard covered
  • Books, soft covered
  • Boxboard
  • Corrugated cardboard: Tape and staples okay. Please flatten.
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Mail and office paper: Envelopes with windows or metal clasps are okay, spiral binding and staples are okay
  • Newspaper with inserts
  • Phonebooks
  • Shredded paper: Put in paper bag, clearly mark, and staple shut

Additional Items

  • Plastic bags, shrink wrap, stretch wrap
  • Extension cords
  • Holiday lights
  • Campaign or Real Estate signs (plastic) and metal posts
  • Grocery Bags: paper and plastic
  • Scrap Metal: small household items like pots and pans, tomato cages, fence posts and tools

Items Not Accepted as Recycling

Please do not bring:
  • Aerosol cans
  • Boxes with food or grease
  • Ceramics or pottery
  • Dishes or cookware
  • Egg cartons
  • Empty Motor oil bottles
  • Napkins
  • Paper cups or plates
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic toys
  • Refrigerated or frozen food boxes
  • Styrofoam
  • Tissue or wrapping paper
  • Window glass or mirrors