Recycling

Materials and How to Prepare Them

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Beverage Cans/Foil
Aluminum or bi-metal soft drink and beer cans, aluminum foil, pie or dinner trays

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Cardboard (Corrugated)
Corrugated box-board in which cases of grocery items, appliances and other products may be packeged.  Preparation:  Break down boxes and flatten.   Keep separate from newsprint.

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Chipboard
Food cartons, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, tablet backs, etc.  Preparation:   Remove wax/paper insert from food carton.  Flatten.

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Glass
Colored or clear bottles or jars used as containers for food and drinks.   Preparation:  Remove lids and any metal rings.  Rinse.  Separate clear glass from colored glass and place in sturdy containers.

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Magazines
Glossy magazines and catalogs.  Preparation:  Bundle in grocery bags.   Separate from newsprint.  Keep dry.

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Newsprint
Newspapers, telephone books with the covers removed and other publications newsprint.  Preparation:  Remove glossy, color magazine and advertising sections.  Bundle in grocery bags or tie with sturdy string.  Keep dry.

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Plastics
Milk, water and juice jugs, soft drink bottles, colored detergent bottles.   Look for symbols 102 on bottom of containers.  Preparation:  Rinse and flatten.  Remove all lids, pumps, and rings.  No motor oil containers, plasitc wraps or bags, plastic tubs and bowls with food still in them.

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Tin (Steel) Cans
Fruit, vegetable and other food containers.  Tin (steel) cans usually have side seams and will be attraced to a magnet.  Preparation:  Rinse.  Remove labels.

Area Drop-Off Centers

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Auburn Street Department
101 S. Enslet Ave., Auburn
(260) 925-6455
(Friday 7am-3:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-2:30pm)

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Butler Street Department
110 Depot St., Butler
(260) 868-2441 (City Hall)
(Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-11:30am)

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Ashley Park
200 West Hobart Street, Ashley
(Open 24 Hours)

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Harger's Inc.
650 North St., Hamilton
(Open 24 Hours)

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Old Bus Barn
School St, St. Joe
(Open 24 Hours)

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Garrett Recycling Center
113 North Cowen St., Garrett
(Open Wednesday, 6-8pm, Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 8-12 noon)

 

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