Whether you drop it off or your hauler picks it up curbside, participating in OCRRA’s recycling program makes it easy to save the world a little each day.

Each year, working together, Onondaga County residents recycle over 70 million pounds of material in our blue bins. That means 57% of our waste materials are actually recycled!

With your help, and a few handy guidelines, we continue to work toward a cleaner county – and a brighter future.

Recycling Rules

Does that plastic bottle go in the trash or the blue bin? (Always the blue bin.) What about plastic bags? (Never in the blue bin, whether empty or containing recyclables; however, you can recycle plastic bags at local stores.)

If you aren’t sure how to dispose of an item, OCRRA is here to assist. Check out the Onondaga County recycling rules or our database which helps you find the right way to get rid of all sorts of waste, from electronics to yard waste.

Use the “How do I get rid of” bar above to search the database.

Throwing things in the blue bin that aren’t recyclable only contaminates the recycling stream and reduces what gets recycled. So remember – when in doubt, throw it out!

Please remember not to put plastic bags in the recycling bin. This includes putting loose plastic bags in the bin, and putting recyclables in plastic bags and then putting the bags in the bin. Clean plastic bags can be returned to most stores that give them out.

Blue Bin Details

In Onondaga County, recycling often starts with a blue bin. It provides residents with an easy way to collect recyclables and put them out to the curb, and makes sure that those items end up in the right place.

And since single-stream recycling is now here in Onondaga County, it’s okay for recyclable papers and recyclable containers to go in the same bin. No more separating!

If you’re a resident of Onondaga County, you can get a blue bin for free. Check the list below to find out how to get a blue bin where you live:

Municipality Phone Number Address Notes
City of Syracuse (315) 448-2489 1200 Canal St. (off Midler Avenue) Delivery only
Town of Camillus (315) 672-5556 3097 Milton Ave. (1/4 mile west of Pine Grove Country Club) Pick-up only
Town of Cicero (315) 699-2745 Route 11 (across from Sacred Heart Church) Pick-up only
Town of Clay (315) 652-3800 4483 Route 31 Pick-up only
Town of Dewitt (315) 437-8331 5953 Butternut Drive (off Bridge Street) Pick-up only
Town of Elbridge (315) 689-3351 Route 31 Pick-up only
Town of Fabius (315) 683-5612 Hills Road (off Highway 80) Pick-up only
Town of Geddes (315) 488-7705 654 Terry Road Pick-up only
Town of Lafayette (315) 677-9535 Route 11 Pick-up only
Town of Lysander (315) 638-4264 8220 Loop Road Pick-up only
Town of Manlius (315) 656-3090 Clemons Road (off Highway 290) Pick-up only
Town of Marcellus (315) 673-3127 4262 Slate Hill Road (off Route 175) Pick-up only
Town of Onondaga (315) 469-1664 4478 West Seneca Turnpike Pick-up only
Town of Otisco (315) 696-8753 Call ahead for pick-up details Pick-up only
Town of Pompey (315) 682-9544 Call ahead for pick-up details Pick-up only
Town of Salina (315) 457-2710 601 Factory Ave. (Route 298 off Route 11) Pick-up only
Town of Spafford (315) 673-3906 1984 Route 174 (off Rose Hill Road) Pick-up only
Town of Tully (315) 696-8861 6 Douglas St. Pick-up only
Town of Van Buren (315) 635-3010 7575 Van Buren Road Pick-up only
Village of Baldwinsville (315) 635-9665 1963 West Genesee Road Pick-up only
Village of Camillus (315) 672-3484 37 Main St. (off West Genesee Street) Delivery available
Village of East Syracuse (315) 437-3541 204 North Center St. (off Hartwell Avenue/Manlius Street) Pick-up only
Village of Elbridge (315) 689-3404 210 West Main St. (off Route 5)
Village of Fabius (315) 683-5112 Call for pick-up details Pick-up only
Village of Fayetteville (315) 637-6065 Route 257, one mile from East Genesee Street Delivery available
Village of Jordan (315) 689-6608 7 Mechanic St. Pick-up only
Village of Liverpool (315) 457-1882 500 Hickory St. (off Onondaga Lake Parkway) Delivery available
Village of Manlius (315) 682-7634 118 Mill St. (off Route 173) Pick-up and delivery available
Village of Marcellus (315) 673-3112 6 Slocombe Ave. Pick-up only
Village of Minoa (315) 656-7574 100 Kalin Dr. Delivery available
Village of North Syracuse (315) 458-0790 Delivery only Delivery available
Village of Solvay (315) 468-1606 3143 Milton Ave. Pick-up only
Village of Tully (315) 696-8861 Call ahead for pick-up details Pick-up only

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