05/19/2017: We have finally found the warmer weather. Feher Rubbish is running a spring clean out special on all roll off containers- call for details

Residential and Commercial Recycling Guidelines

Items That May Be Recycled at Drop Off Locations in Your County:

  • Propane tanks- can be returned to the place of purchase.
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Flourescent light bulbs-special county programs
  • Latex paint cans- cleaned out-some drop off locations
  • Clothing and other textiles- best to donate
  • Electronics- can not go in trash- proper recycling
  • Small Appliances
  • Large Appliances
  • Tires- Drop off locations, usually a fee
  • Yard Waste- most drop off locations accept for free
  • Used motor oil and antifreeze- hazardous drop off days
  • Ashes- some drop off locations, must be cold
  • Insulin Needles- sharps programs available- most counties
  • 5 gallon pails
  • Batteries- rechargable, wet cell, dry cell
  • Plastic shopping bags- most supermarkets accept these

Items That May Not Be Recycled :

  • Propane tanks- can be returned to the place of purchase.
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Flourescent light bulbs-special county programs
  • Latex paint cans- cleaned out-some drop off locations
  • Clothing and other textiles- best to donate
  • Electronics- can not go in trash- proper recycling
  • Small Appliances
  • Large Appliances
  • Tires- Drop off locations, usually a fee
  • Yard Waste- most drop off locations accept for free
  • Used motor oil and antifreeze- hazardous drop off days
  • Ashes- some drop off locations, must be cold
  • Insulin Needles- sharps programs available- most counties
  • 5 gallon pails
  • Batteries- rechargable, wet cell, dry cell
  • Plastic shopping bags- most supermarkets accept these
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Residential and Commercial Recycling Guidelines By County

Acceptable Items by County Cayuga Cortland Chenango Herkimer Jefferson Madison Monroe Oneida Onondaga Ontario Oswego Seneca Tompkins Wayne Yates

Corrugated Cardboard

Flattened 2x4 ft. max, tied with string X           X                
Flattened 4x4x1.5 ft stack, not tied                         X    
Flattened 3x3x18 in. tied with string                       X      
Flattened and stacked   X X X X X   X X X X     X X

*No wax, plastic, styrofoam or metal coatings

Food and Beverage Containers

Metal food and beverage containers without lids X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Plastic containers (#1-7) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Glass food and beverage bottles, jugs, and jars-no lids X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gable top (Milk and Juice) cartons and drink/soup boxes   X   X X   X X   X X X X X X
Paper boxes- cereal, cracker, soda, tissue, shoe, gift, etc. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Pizza Boxes             X   X   X        

*must be rinsed out and clean

*no dishes or drinking glasses

Paper Products

Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, etc. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Phonebooks X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
All books   X     X             X X
Soft cover books X     X X     X X   X X X  
Hard cover books with the covers torn off         X                    
Junk mail, advertisements, and brochures   X X   X X X   X X X X X X X
Home office paper, files, school papers, etc. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Shredded paper in brown paper bags       X X   X X X       X X  
Shredded paper in plastic bags                              
All envelopes- no metalic finishes or Tyvek materials   X   X   X X X X X X X X X X
All giftwrap and cards- no foil or metalic finishes                           X  
All giftwrap and cards   X                        
Brown paper bags X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

**No soiled papers, paper toweling, or wet paper

*No plastic liners in cardboard

Metal Products

License plates- defaced             X                
Empty Aerosole cans with lids- no pesticides or spray paint X X X X X X X X   X X   X    
Metal pots, pans, and aluminum foilware   Foilware   Foilware Foilware X X Foilware         Foilware    

Plastic Products

Laundry, dish, and handsoap containers X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Lotion and shampoo bottles X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Empty medicine bottles                     X        
Caps and lids X X   X     X X           X