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Recycling is provided at no additional charge to residents who receive the City's solid waste collection service. Initially, residents will receive two bins free of charge. Additional bins may be obtained at the Service & Engineering Department. Lids are no longer available for the bins.  Residents should place lighter items such as paper, cardboard and plastic in the bottom of the bin, and heavier items such as glass bottles and metal cans on top to prevent blowing and littering.  All recyclable materials may be placed in the same bin. 

Recyclable Items 
  • Aluminum / bi-metal beverage cans 
  • Chipboard - Detergent boxes and dry packaged food boxes (remove all plastic linings)
  • Clean aluminum foil and pie pans 
  • Corrugated cardboard flattened to 2 feet by 3 feet
  • Glass bottles and jars from food or drinks 
  • Juice boxes, not including the straw 
  • Newspapers, magazines and catalogues 
  • Office, school and fax papers 
  • Phone books, junk mail and envelopes 
  • Plastic (#1-7) bottles and jugs 
  • Steel food and aerosol cans (remove tips)
Non-Recyclable Items 
  • Cardboard items either larger than 2 feet by 3 feet or not flattened
  • Paper towels, napkins and tissues 
  • Plastics such as take-out containers, butter tubs, yogurt cups and bags 
  • Styrofoam, ribbon and diapers 
  • Wax-coated frozen food boxes 
  • Windows, mirrors, pots and pans
  • Wrapping paper and fast food wrappers 

Additional Recycling Information 
  • All containers must be clearly labeled for recycling.
  • All containers must weigh less than 50 pounds each.
  • Place extra recyclables in paper bags clearly marked "recycling."
  • Rinse containers and remove lids.
  • Write your address on your bin.
Other Options
Many other items, such as gently used appliances, furniture, clothing, salvaged building materials and electronics, can be recycled at various drop-off centers throughout Central Ohio.