LYON COUNTY RECYCLING BASICS

For curbside pick-up, recyclables can be mixed together in the recycling cart.

Rural residents can mix recyclables together in the receptacles at the recycling drop-off sites located in each town in the county. (If a container is marked ‘cardboard only’ please use for cardboard/paper items only.) Thanks!

Call the Environmental Office @ 532-8210 for more information or questions you may have or look them up at www.lyonco.org—click on environmental under public works




ALUMINUM: 
  • Pop and beer cans—empty & dry. Pie pans/trays—clean & dry
  • NO burnt or dirty cans or pans/trays

TIN CANS: 
  • Empty & clean. No need to remove labels. Top & bottom lids are NO screw-on lids, aerosol cans, paint cans acceptable.

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS FROM FOOD AND BEVERAGES: 
  • Unbroken clear, brown or green. Empty & clean. Remove & discard caps/lids. No need to remove labels. 
  • NO light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, dishes, drinking glasses,coffee cups/mugs, vases, ceramics, etc.

PLASTIC CONTAINERS: 
  • Plastic bottles/jugs/containers with 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7 inside the recycling symbol. Empty/clean. No need to remove labels.
  • NO plastic containers without acceptable symbol & number; ‘clamshell’ containers, e.g. from salads, sandwiches, cookies, etc.; hoses/pipes; toys; plastic silverware.
  • NO plastic bags/wrap. NO Styrofoam peanuts, packing material, cups, plates, etc..
  • NO containers or plastic tubing used for medical purposes or that contained regulated or hazardous materials.

CARTONS & JUICE BOXES:
  • Please empty out all liquid, remove caps or straws, and do not crush.       

NEWSPAPER & HOME/OFFICE PAPER: 
  • Clean/dry. Examples of acceptable items: Newsprint, magazines & catalogs, computer/copy paper, junk mail, stationery, envelopes (no plastic envelopes).
  • NO wet/greasy/dirty paper items, carbon paper, food wrappers, waxed paper, rubber bands, paper clips, plastic/metal bindings, Tyvek envelopes, etc.

CARDBOARD & Paper Grocery Bags: 
  • Break down & flatten cardboard boxes.
  • NO GREASY/DIRTY CARDBOARD BOXES NO GREASY/DIRTY PAPER BAGS

PAPERBOARD PACKAGING: 
  • Examples: cereal, macaroni, cracker, cake mix boxes, pop/beer cartons. Remove & discard any liners, cellophane, plastic or any metal edges. Flatten package. Pizza delivery boxes are acceptable but please make sure to remove any food, liners, etc.
  • NO waxed paper packaging such as ice cream cartons,margarine boxes, and frozen pizza cartons.

Please DO NOT place recyclables in plastic bags before putting them in recycling carts/containers at drop-off locations.

Thanks for your cooperation!