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Murray County

The Murray County website lists specific guidelines as to what materials are or are not recyclable in your area; please consult this list (as well as any materials you may have received from your county or recycling servicer) as you collect your recyclables. But remember, you can always recycle MORE than just what's collected! Reusable goods can be given to thrift stores or churches, food waste can be composted, some materials can be sent directly to remanufacturers... For tips on recycling MORE than what's normally collected, check out our mega list of what can be recycled and how.


Recycling Guidelines

Through contracts with local recyclers, Environmental Services offers its citizens a comprehensive recycling program though curbside and drop-box collection services throughout the county. The following materials are accepted:

Aluminum beverage cans; clean foil; disposable pie pans; TV dinner trays. All items should be clean, dry and flattened.

Steel/tin beverage and food cans. All items should be clean and dry. Remove ends and flatten.

Unbroken glass bottles, jars and beverage containers. Glass must be separated by color; clear, brown or green. All glass must be clean and dry, with caps and rings removed. DO NOT INCLUDE window glass; drinking glasses; ceramics; light bulbs; dishware.

Containers marked with recycling symbol #1 or #2:
#1: pop, water and liquor bottles
#2: milk jugs, water jugs, and laundry detergent bottles
Items should be clean and dry, with lids and tops removed. Flatten. DO NOT INCLUDE plastic bags; plastic film; styrofoam packaging or packing materials; foam egg cartons.

Dry, clean newspaper and inserts. Bag in brown paper bags or bundle with string. DO NOT INCLUDE phone books.

All materials must be dry. Bundle in brown paper bags or tie in bundles. DO NOT INCLUDE books, TV Guides, Reader's Digests or any magazine that is not glossy throughout.

All colors and types of UNWAXED corrugated cardboard (shipping cartons, appliance boxes, etc). Cardboard must be dry, flattened and bundled.

All grocery bags and brown wrapping paper. Bag and bundle with cardboard.

Only white paper is acceptable, no colored paper. All white office paper must be dry and separated into a paper or plastic bag. DO NOT INCLUDE junk mail; envelopes with windows.

Special programs are offered and various times for the collection of household hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, plastic pesticide containers and agricultural waste pesticides.


(Last updated June 12, 2010)

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