Curbside Recycling

Beginning October 2, 2023, Waste Management will begin delivering recycling carts.

Utilizing the carts is mandatory as they work with the new automated trucks.

The curbside recycling program fosters a cleaner, healthier community and environment. By recycling, residents are reducing the impact on landfills and promoting efficient use of natural resources.

Recycling is collected on the same day that trash is collected. Bins must be curbside by 5 a.m. next to your trash containers. Waste Management provides a 65 gallon cart to each household in Spring Hill. No material outside the cart will be collected.

  • Recyclables can be commingled and placed loosely in the cart.
  • Recyclables in trash bags are not accepted.
  • Corrugated cartons should be cut or reduced to 2' x 2' pieces and placed inside the recycling cart.
  • All containers placed in the cart must be thoroughly rinsed.
  • Labels may remain intact on recycled items.

Containers should not be placed at the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection and must be removed within 12 hours of trash pickup.

In order to reduce cross-contamination, recycling carts may not be used for trash or hazardous waste.

What materials can I put in my recycling bin?

Acceptable materials

  • Newspaper
  • Advertising inserts
  • Office paper
  • Chipboard
  • Telephone books
  • Carrier stock
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Manila file folders
  • Corrugated cartons
  • Foil
  • Envelopes
  • Steel (tin) food and beverage containers
  • #1-#7 plastics (except Styrofoam)
  • Yogurt or margarine tubs
  • Deli or salad bar containers
  • Aluminum food and beverage containers

Unacceptable materials

  • Glass
  • Blueprints
  • Scrap metal
  • Carbon paper
  • Drink pouches
  • Egg cartons
  • Film canisters
  • Photographs
  • Plastic bags
  • Gift wrap
  • Hanging folders
  • Hardback books
  • Microwave trays
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Paper plates or cups
  • Paper towels
  • Paperback books
  • Wax cardboard
  • Plastic cereal box or cake box liners
  • Automotive product bottles
  • Plastic lids or six-pack holders
  • Frozen food containers
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Frozen juice containers or straws
  • Trash
  • Vitamin or prescription bottles

Helpful information

Want to learn more about how to recycle better? The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District provides an excellent  Recycle Better guide on what can and can't go in your recycle bin.

Confusion is causing a lot of unacceptable materials to end up in curbside recycling bins. With the markets for recyclables in a fragile state, it is more important than ever that we collect only clean, acceptable materials. 

MARC Recycling Guide