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WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?

Ogle County Drop-Off Recycling Instructions
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Instrucciones De Reciclaje

 

Please follow these instructions! If in doubt,leave it out. Place any acceptable item in any bin. It is OK to mix items. They will be sorted at the recycling facility.

 

ITEMS TO BE RECYCLED

YES!

NO!

NEWSPAPERS

Clean newspapers, all ads & inserts

Bags or string, wet, moldy or dirty newspapers.

OTHER PAPER

Magazines, junk mail, catalogs, phone books, office paper, flattened chipboard (cereal & pasta boxes), paper grocery bags, shoe boxes, flattened corrugated cardboard, beer/soda boxes, paper milk and juice cartons, post-it-notes, tissue boxes, books, gift wrap, pizza boxes, construction paper, yellow cardboard

Tissues, napkins, waxed paper or waxed cardboard, fast-food wrap, plastic lined paper dog or cat food bags, shredded paper or wood.

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

 

 

Marked #1-#7 on bottom, empty soft drink, milk, laundry, bleach jugs, shampoo & household cleaner bottles, yogurt containers, peanut butter containers, cottage cheese containers, margarine tubs, anti-freeze or motor oil containers, etc.  Flatten bottles & jugs if possible to save space. Remove and recycle all lids.

Containers with no #’s on bottom, Styrofoam (cups, peanuts, rigid packing materials, etc.), toys, plastic bags, plastic silverware, hangers, buckets, laundry baskets, items that contained hazardous materials.

ALUMINUM & STEEL

 

    

 

Empty aluminum & steel food & beverage cans & lids, pie plates, baking pans & tins, paint cans that have no paint residue.

Scrap metal, cleaning fluid & poison containers, wires, hangers, toys, silverware, containers from petroleum based household solvents & pesticides, paint cans with liquid or dry paint residue, aerosol cans or aluminum foil.

GLASS

 

  

 

Glass food & beverage containers – clear, green, brown bottles & jars.  Empty & replace lids.

All other glass including window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, ceramic, porcelain, drinking glasses, dishes, tableware, broken glass.

NO DUMPING OF REFUSE, LANDSCAPE WASTE, HAZARDOUS WASTE, TIRES, APPLIANCES, TOYS, CLOTHING, OR OTHER WASTE!

Call OCSWMD (815-732-4020) for more information.