Mercer County SWMD

Mercer County SWMD 

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How to Recycle

Mercer County's Curbside Recycling Program

Mercer County, Ohio's Curbside Recycling Program requires the following 2-bag system

BAG #1

  • Newspapers
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Food Boxes (wax inserts removed)
  • Paper Egg Cartons
  • Cardboard** (Corrugated Cardboard tied in small bundles is acceptable)

All paper products need to be free of food contaminents.

BAG #2

  • Aluminum Cans, Foil & Pie Pans
  • Tin Cans - please rinse (labels can stay on)
  • #1 & #2 plastic containers (please rinse and remove all caps)  *3 Gal containers or less, such as milk jugs, pop bottles, detergent containers. Plastic bags should be combined together into one. 
  • Glass bottles & jars only - please rinse (labels can stay on

NO salt bags, 

plastic wrapping, 

rubber bands, 

paper clips, 

carbon paper, 

hardback books, 

spiral notebooks, 

Styrofoam egg cartons,


waxed containers, 

facial tissues, 

paper towels, 

cellophane, 

multi-layer bags (dog food bags, etc), 

paint cans, 

ribbons or bows