Recycling Tips

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Recycle #1 through #7 plastics in Allen County. Look on the bottom or side of the container for the identification number.  All glass bottles and jars accepted at the Allen County community recycling sites.

  • DO NOT recycle unmarked plastic containers.
  • DO NOT put recyclables in plastic bags when utilizing a curbside recycling service.
  • Separate recyclables when utilizing a drop-off recycling site.
  • Flatten containers to save space.
  • Remove all lids. Throw away plastic lids and recycle steel lids.
  • Drain excess liquid and rinse food residue off containers before recycling.
  • Recycle inserts with the newspaper.
  • Bundle newspapers and magazines in brown paper bags or with twine.
  • Labels do not need to be removed.