Residents in Ontario County have been separating recyclable materials from the waste stream for more than 30 years. Every resident in Ontario County should have a convenient way to recycle whether it’s a bin by the curb for pick up or a trip to the municipal transfer station. In apartments where you have to throw your trash in a dumpster there also should be a separate container for recycling. If you’re not sure about your own options just email!
What goes in the recycling bin? For the most part, it’s the same regardless of where you live:
Clean paper and cardboard
wax coated, paper towels or tissues
Glass food and beverage containers
window glass, light bulbs, Pyrex, drinking glasses or ceramics
Metal food and beverage containers (including cans, trays and aluminum foils)
car parts, appliance parts, or other scrap metals
Clean plastic containers (#’s 1-7)
plastic bags, plastic film, biodegradable plastic
Check with your recycler for details. For any item that is not acceptable in your residential recycling, this website has information on a lot of other ways to keep it from being landfilled.
Want to learn more about Waste Reduction and the Ontario County Landfill?
Here in Ontario County we have what is called Zero-Sort recycling or sometimes known as Single-Stream recycling. This means all the above acceptable recyclable materials can be placed in the same recycle bin. To find out what happens to all the materials you recycling in your blue bin, watch this short video provided by Casella Waste Systems of their Recycling Facility.