Items Accepted at Public Bins

Here is what you can (and cannot) put into a Licking County Recycling drop off bin!  Details are listed below.

This is a flyer we produced, that is hanging up in many of our Licking County Government buildings, near their recycling bins.  This flyer helps employees better understand what we do not want in the recycling bins, based on items we see in the bins when we empty them.   It is completely applicable to your home, too!  Feel free to print it out if you'd like!

Information from Rumpke, who separates/processes all of our recyclables. 

 

 

PLASTIC BOTTLES, JUGS, AND TUBS:  Plastic bottles and containers that have a neck on them or that have a base wider than its top (no matter what the number of plastic it is) are accepted. Plastic lids are acceptable. Tubs from food products are also accepted.  (These include tubs and lids from items like sour cream, cottage cheese, or fruit cups.) Take out food containers - even if they are a tub - are not accepted.  Please empty, rinse, and crush all your plastics to help save space and to help prevent pests from being attracted to the containers.  Please NO plastic cutlery, plastic cups, plastic bags or sheeting, or other plastic that is not a bottle, jug, or tub. 

GLASS:  Glass bottles and jars of all colors are accepted. Please empty and rinse glass, and remove lids to recycle separately. Please NO window glass, glass cups, or light bulbs.

CARTONS:  Cartons and juice box containers are accepted. Please empty, rinse, and crush all your cartons to help save space and to help prevent pests from being attracted to the containers. Remove and recycle plastics lids separately. Please NO Straws.

METAL CANS:  Aluminum, steel, and tin cans are accepted. Please empty, rinse, and crush (if possible) your cans to help save space and help prevent pests from being attracted to the containers. Cans that are accepted include aluminum beverage cans, steel food cans, and even aerosol containers (please remove and dispose of plastic spray piece and lid).

PAPER PRODUCTS AND CARDBOARD: Paper including computer or notebook paper, inserts, mail, magazines/catalogs, phone books, paperboard (cereal or pasta boxes, beverage cases, etc.) and cardboard is accepted.  Please break down and flatten cardboard to save space in the bins.  Please NO greasy pizza boxes, dirty paper plates, and napkins. 

DO NOT LEAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Furniture
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • Styrofoam
  • Children's toys
  • Appliances
  • Plastic bags
  • Food
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