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What To Recycle

The following materials are recycled in Clinton County: paper; aluminum & steel cans; plastic bottles and jugs; motor oil; and used car batteries. Prepare the recyclables as indicated in the chart below.

What to Recycle

Material What Can Be Recycled How To Prepare For Recycling What Cannot Be Recycled
Paperboard Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, six pack holders, tablet backs, clean food boxes. Place with office paper, junk mail, magazines. Milk cartons, juice cartons, ice cream containers and similar materials.
Newspaper Clean Newspaper (including inserts). Separate from mixed paper. Wet or Dirty Newspaper.
Mixed Paper Office paper, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, glossy paper, phone books. Separate from newspaper. Coated paper, tissue paper, hard-backed books.
Corrugated Cardboard Clean corrugated cardboard. Breakdown boxes. Cereal boxes, six-pack carriers, waxed cardboard.
Cans Aluminum, steel, & tin food and beverage cans. Rinse containers, and leave labels on. Pie plates, aluminum foil, pesticide or herbicide spray cans.
Plastic Bottles & Jugs Plastic bottles and jugs, coded #1 thru #7, typically soda, milk, water, & laundry soap bottles. Rinse bottles and jugs, remove lids, leave labels on. Toys, motor oil bottles, or chemical bottles.

The Authority also collects the following material
at its recycling center in McElhattan:


Material What Can Be Recycled How To Prepare For Recycling What Cannot Be Recycled
Motor Oil Engine oil or light gear oil free of contaminates. Store in 1 gallon sturdy containers. Grease, engine cleaners or solvents.
Used Vehicle Batteries Lead-acid batteries from cars, trucks, boats, lawn mowers, etc. Store intact. Exchange when purchasing a new battery or deliver to recycling facility. Household batteries.
Antifreeze Engine anti-freeze free of contaminates. Store in 1 gallon sturdy containers. Oil or water contaminated anti-freeze.


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