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Dropoff Recycling

What to Recycle

How to Recycle

Where to Recycle

 

What To Recycle

You can recycle GLASS, CANS, PLASTIC and PAPER at the seven drop-off sites provided by the Erie County Solid Waste District and the Vermilion Township drop-off location sponsored by the Vermilion Township Trustees. To prepare materials for recycling just follow the rules below and help save our natural resources, energy and landfill space.

GLASS

  • Jars and bottles only. All colors.

CANS

  • Aluminum, steel and bi-metal cans from food and beverages, empty dry paint cans, empty aerosol cans.

PLASTIC

  • Beverage and laundry product bottles marked with a #1 (PET) - #7 (Other) NO STYROFORM.

PAPER

  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, junk mail and paperboard boxes.

CARDBOARD

  • Clean corrugated, without wax coating or foil.

Recycle ONLY the items described above. At this time we do not have markets for the following items and we must discard them if they are placed in the recycling bin:

Glass - NO windows, light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics, cookware.
Plastic - NO toys, flower pots, flower flats, household items.
Polystyrene - NO cups, plates, meat trays, egg cartons or other "styrofoam".

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How To Recycle

There are four simple steps to recycling the right way in Erie County:

  1. KEEP IT CLEAN - Rinse out food, detergent, etc. Discard greasy or dirty paper and cardboard.
  2. REMOVE LIDS - Take metal and plastic lids off glass and plastic containers. Discard.
  3. BAG CANS, GLASS AND PLASTICS (#1 - #7) TOGETHER.
  4. SEPARATE PAPER - Bag or box each type of paper- newspaper, magazines and catalogs, paperboard boxes, office paper and junk mail separately. Then follow the signs at the recycling sites to put each type of paper in the correct box.

How To Set Up A Simple Recycling Center At Home

This is all you will need to make it easy to recycle:

  • A paper bag for newspaper
  • A paper bag for magazines
  • A cardboard box for flattened paperboard boxes
  • A small plastic bag for junk mail and office paper
  • A large plastic bag for cans, glass and plastic

By keeping the different types of paper separate and following the signs at the drop-off recycling sites, you will help maximize the amount of good, recyclable material collected.

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Where To Recycle

Berlin Township Garage
40 East Main Street
Berlin Heights

Central Erie Supply & Elevator
4320 W. Mason Rd.
Oxford Township

Erie County Sanitary Landfill
Hoover Rd.
Milan Township

Florence Township Barn
Florence Wakeman Rd.
Florence Township

Groton Township Services Building
9414 Portland Road
West of Route 4

Margaretta Township Road Department
316 E. Lucas St.
Castalia
Operated by Margaretta Township Trustees
Contact Info: (419) 684-5686

Sandusky Kiwanis Park
2227 First Street, Sandusky
Operated by the City of Sandusky Commissioners
City of Sandusky Residents Only
Contact Info: (419) 627-5844

Sandusky Services Center
1024 Cement Avenue, use Marquette Street entrance
Sandusky
Operated by the City of Sandusky Commissioners
City of Sandusky Residents Only
Contact Info: (419) 627-5844

Vermilion Township Barn
Stanley Rd. east of Barnes Rd.
Vermilion Township
Operated by Vermilion Township Trustees
Contact Info: (440) 967-3251

 

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