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

Note: Collection sites (Hog Valley and Lake George locations) accept household garbage and single-stream recycling only.

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

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.
- Glass bottles (please rinse and remove
   lids).
- All plastics numbers 1-5 and 7 (sorry, no
   No. 6 Styrofoam).
- Newspaper and inserts.
- Magazines and junk mail.
- Clean corrugated cardboard.
- Aluminum cans and clean aluminum foil.

Yard waste.
- Leaves, hedge clippings and small branches (2 cubic yards per day per resident; branches must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long).

Textiles.
- Clothes and shoes.

                    

Household hazardous waste.
- Sharps (in approved biohazard containers
click here for details).
- Used motor oil and oil filters (5 gallons or
   less per day).
- Household and automotive batteries.
- Latex paint (5 gallons or less per day).
(No pesticides, gasoline, propane tanks, explosives, infectious waste, acids, sodium, phosphorous materials, etc).

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

Household electronics.
Electronics may be recycled in the big green compactor boxes labeled "electronics recycling" at the following centers:  Baseline, Dunnellon, Forest Corners, Fort McCoy, Martel, Newton and Weirsdale recycling centers. They may also be recycled at four special events throughout the year.  Click here  for scheduled events information. Electronic recycling of computers will include certified data destruction.
           
Furniture.
Furniture is collected twice annually for disposal at   each recycling center. Click here for information.