Mixed Recycling Drop Boxes 

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Recycling stations are available to Darke County residents at the following locations:
If items are bundled or in bags, please remove ties and/or dump from bags into the appropriate containers.

Acceptable Items for Recycling

While the full list of acceptable materials may vary slightly with some locations and haulers, residents can typically recycle the following:

Glass Bottles & Jars (all colors)
*    Metal Cans: Aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, empty aerosol cans       with the lids and tips removed
*    Plastic Bottles (empty, crush, reattach lid): Bottles and jugs that         have a small mouth and wider base, such as milk jugs, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, water bottles, shampoo bottles and contact solution bottles
*    Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, mixed office paper and envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), pizza boxes free of food debris and grease, telephone books and catalogs
Cartons: food and beverage cartons, such as milk, juice, soup, wine, broth and other cartons.

Recycling Tips
Mix all items together – no separation required
Empty all bottles, jugs and cans
No need to remove labels
For plastic bottles, empty, crush and reattach lids
For cartons, remove plastic caps and straws
NEVER place medical sharps or needles in the recycling
DON’T use plastic bags

NOT for Recycling
No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, plasic chairs, plastic children's toys, butter tubs, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, window glass, Pyrex, ceramics, pots, pans, wood,  and scrap metal



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