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Materials accepted at recycling centers

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The following items are accepted at each of Solid Waste's 18 recycling centers. Residents wanting to dispose of more than what is accepted at the recycling centers can utilize the Baseline Landfill. Businesses do not pay a solid waste assessment fee and are not permitted to use the recycling centers; however they may use the landfill.

Note: Collection sites accept household garbage and single-stream recycling only. This includes the Hog Valley and Lake George locations.

Jan. 2, 2018: Glass is no longer accepted in the recycling bins. Please bag glass bottles and put them in the household garbage

containers .

SW no glass flier

Household garbage:
- Two 90-gallon containers of household
  garbage per day.

Household electronics:
Electronics may be recycled in the big green compactor boxes labeled "electronics recycling" at the following recycling centers: Baseline, Dunnellon, Forest Corners, Fort McCoy, Martel, Newton and Weirsdale.
Household electronics may also be recycled at four special events throughout the year.
Find upcoming collection events and more information here.
*Electronic recycling of computers includes certified data destruction.

Household hazardous waste:
- Sharps in approved biohazard containers.
More information on sharps can be found here.
- Used motor oil and oil filters (up to five gallons per day).
- Fire extinguishers
- Latex paint (up to five gallons per day).
- Rechargeable batteries: Lithium ion, small sealed lead acid (SSLA), nickel-cadmium, wet cell lead acid, nickel metal hydride, potable power tool, battery packs, automotive, and old-style cell phone.
Not accepted battery types: Alkaline, lithium and button batteries can be placed in household garbage containers.
Not accepted: pesticides, gasoline, propane tanks, explosives, infectious waste, acids, sodium, phosphorous materials.


Single-stream recycling:
Single-stream recycling means all recyclable items can be disposed of in one container; there's no need to separate items by type.

- Newspaper and inserts.
- Magazines and junk mail.
- Clean corrugated cardboard.
- Aluminum cans and clean aluminum foil.
- All plastics numbers 1-5 and 7.
Not accepted: No. 6 Styrofoam and glass.

Furniture is collected twice annually for disposal at each recycling center.
Find upcoming collection events and more information here.

- Scrap metal and appliances.
- Tin cans (rinsed) should be placed in the
scrap metal box. 

Not accepted: fencing and wire.

- Clothes and shoes.

Yard waste:
- Leaves, hedge clippings and small branches. Residential yard waste accepted: Two cubic yards per day.
Branches must be less than four inches in diameter and less than four feet in length.


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