Residential Recycling

Ontario County residents have been separating recyclables from waste for 25-plus years. Every county resident should have a clear, simple way to recycle, whether you set out a bin at the curb or drop off recyclables at your local transfer station. If you live in an apartment where you toss your trash in a dumpster, there should be a separate container available for recycling.

Help us Recycle Right by always keeping these items out of your recycle bin.

What Goes in the Recycling Bin?


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Not Bin-Friendly

  • Styrofoam, wax coated paper products, paper towels or tissues
  • Window glass, light bulbs, Pyrex, drinking glasses or ceramics
  • Car parts, batteries, appliance parts, or other scrap metals
  • Plastic bags, plastic film, biodegradable plastic

Single Stream Recycling

Even if you already sort of know how Single Stream Recycling works, here are the details.

Ontario County offers Single-Stream recycling, sometimes called Zero-Sort recycling. That means all the acceptable bin-friendly materials listed here can go in the same recycle bin. See where they go from there in the short video below from Casella Waste Systems.