Waste Recycling - Recycling
If you live within an incorporated area, your waste hauling and recycling rules will be most current through your municipality or village. This information is often available on their websites. In unincorporated areas waste and recycling service is by subscription service. The resident is required to contact the hauler of choice and investigate the services provided.
- All residential waste haulers are to provide recycling in the price with waste services, in other words, there is no additional cost to recycle.
- Each hauler may have different containers and commodities which they accept.
All haulers are offering "commingled recycling". Commingled recycling means that all commodities (paper, aluminum, glass, cardboard, etc.) can be placed in the same container.
In most areas of the County the recycling container can be any container if properly identified by label or wording stating its contents are recyclable. Lidded garbage cans, wheeled containers, or bins can be used for recycling containers. Some haulers do have stricter container rules.
Recycling commodities such as glass, tin cans, plastic bottles, etc. do not have to be rinsed out prior to being placed in a recycling container. If the resident decides to rinse prior to recycling to minimize pest or pet enticement, it is allowed, but not required.
Items allowed in recycling programs in most of county:
- glass bottles
- aluminum cans
- tin cans
- plastic bottles
- newspaper/ magazines
- chipboard (cereal boxes, or paper towel core)
- aluminum foil, gable topped containers (milk cartons)
- yogurt containers
- phone books