Recycling Resource Information for Logan County Ohio
Logan County Solid Waste Management District, Bellefontaine Ohio

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2016 Logan County Solid Waste Plan Update





Recycling Do's & Don'ts


Whether you enjoy curbside recycling and trash collection in Bellefontaine, West Liberty, and Lake Township, or utilize the recycling and PAYT trash services at one of the 14 Recycling Centers in Logan County the materials collected for recycling are the same.

PAPER PRODUCTS: newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, telephone books, ad slicks, paperback or hardcover books, cereal and cracker boxes (called chipboard), or beer and soft drink carrying cases (called carrier board) are all 100% recyclable. If you recycle curbside, all of your paper and cardboard materials go in one recycling bin and all other materials go in a second bin.

Certain items appearing to be paper are NOT RECYCLABLE, including packaging with fibers molded into the packaging, such as some pet food bags.

CARDBOARD: Corrugated cardboard is 100% recyclable. With curbside recycling you must flatten cardboard boxes or cut them to fit into your curbside recycling container.  Large boxes left at the curb will go into the trash truck.

All the District Recycling Centers are equipped with specialized cardboard recycling containers.  Flatten cardboard boxes and slide them into the slots built into the recycling containers.

HOUSEHOLD CONTAINERS: Household Containers include glass bottles (beer, wine, food), tin cans, aluminum cans (beverage cans), and plastic drink and food containers.

New in 2013 is the addition of two types of  household containers to the list of recyclable items.  For plastic containers forget the numbers on the bottom.  If you have a household plastic container smaller than a 5 gallon bucket, recycle it.  (This includes the clear plastic salad containers, yogurt tubs, medicine bottles, etc.)  Also new in 2013 is the addition of aseptic containers of all types.  These are the gable topped containers for juice, milk, soy products etc. as well as the square or oblong containers for soups, juices, and specialty drinks.  These are recyclable as household containers.

Whether you are a curbside recycler or a drop-off recycler, all these items go into one of your curbside recycling containers or into the Household Container roll-off. 

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES:  Collect all your household batteries, even the small button type, and secure them in a clear plastic zip-lock bag. Deposit the bag into the "Battery" slot in the shed next to the vending machine at any one of the 14 Logan County Recycling Centers.

NOTE: For recyclers with curbside service, we ask that you do not attempt to recycle batteries curbside.  We have experienced numerous mechanical breakdowns and torn conveyor belts by batteries getting caught in gears, belts, and rollers.  Drop all batteries at one of the 14 recycling centers into the battery drop in the shed. Batteries recycled at the 14 Recycling Center are collected separately and pose no danger to our equipment.


PLASTIC BAGS: Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at Krogers, WalMart and many food stores.

Plastic shopping bags can be recycled at the District Drop-Off Recycling Centers by shoving them into the Plastic Bag slot in the shed next to the vending machine.

Salt bags and some animal feed bags can be recycled.  Look at the plastic bag closely and if you see fibers running through the bag it is NOT recyclable at all.  Plastic bags without reinforcing threads or fibers can be stored at home by shoving many bags into one larger bag.  We prefer you drop this collection of bags off at the Detroit Street Recycling Station, or at one of the County Drop-Offs next to the shed.  Do not shove them into the Household Container Roll-Off. 

A collection of plastic bags will not be picked up curbside.


These items CAN NOT be recycled curbside or at drop-offs:

  • Styrofoam
  • Window pane glass
  • Mirror glass
  • Pyrex glass
  • Auto window or headlight glass
  • Plastic shower curtains
  • Swimming pool liners or baby pools
  • Child car seats
  • Large plastic toys
  • Vinyl siding from homes
  • PVC pipe
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Venetian Blinds
  • Plastic clothes lines
  • Strings of Christmas Lights
  • Plastic coated clothes line
  • Wire or coat hangers

If in doubt, call us at 599-1253.

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