Recycling is collected on the same day that trash is collected. Bins must be curbside by 7 a.m. next to your trash containers. Waste Management will pick up unlimited amounts of recycling, be sure bins are clearly marked, or call Waste Management for another bin.
- Recyclables can be commingled and placed loosely in the bin.
- Recyclables in trash bags are not accepted.
- Corrugated cartons should be cut or reduced to 2' x 2' pieces and placed under the recycling bin.
- All containers placed in the bin must be thoroughly rinsed.
- Labels may remain intact on recycled items.
On Sept. 10, 2020, John Blessing with Waste Management presented current challenges with recycling to the Spring Hill City Council. The Council will consider those options at a future meeting.
What materials can I put in my recycling bin?
- Advertising inserts
- Office paper
- Telephone books
- Carrier stock
- Junk mail
- Manila file folders
- Corrugated cartons
- 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
- Scrap metal
- Carbon paper
- Drink pouches
- Egg cartons
- Film canisters
- 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
- Vitamin or prescription bottles
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.