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Recycling

PLASTIC

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?

  • Water/soda/milk/juice bottles

  • Cartons

  • Jugs

  • Bottles

  • Tubs

  • Jars

  • Clamshell fruit, vegetable and take-out containers;

  • Empty pill bottles (remove patient info)

  • Kitty litter pails 5 gallon or less

  • Plastic garden pots less than 8” in diameter (free of dirt)

  • Microwave food trays

  • Small clear rigid packaging

  • Bathroom, laundry and cleaning containers (shampoo, fabric softener, etc.)

  • Aseptics: juice boxes, broth, etc.

HOW TO RECYCLE IT

Empty, rinse, and flatten. Plastic can be placed in the bin labeled "Plastic" at the recycling centers.

WHAT NOT TO RECYCLE & HOW TO DISPOSE OF IT

 

  • Styrofoam of any kind

  • Large bulky or rigid plastics (larger than a 5-gallon bucket)

  • Composites: more than one kind of plastic or with attached metal rivets, bolts

  • Construction debris such as vinyl siding, pipe, tubing, pool liners

  • Film, such as food wrap

  • Sports equipment (helmets, etc.)

  • Shower curtains and rings

  • Toys, garden hoses, Christmas lights, window blinds

  • Buckets, dish wear

  • Plastic Shower curtains

  • Swimming pool lingers

  • Baby pools

  • Large plastic toys

  • Vinyl siding from homes

  • PVC pipe

  • Lawn chairs

  • Venetian blinds

  • Plastic clothes lines

  • Coat hangers

  • Christmas lights

Most of these items can be disposed of in your regular trash. Large items can be taken directly to Cherokee Run Landfill on Route 68 N., or if you live in Bellefontaine, obtain a bulky item bag from the City Utility Office, 937-592-3561, for a fee.

If you have questions about recycling an item, contact us.

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