Also, see what happens to recyclables in Onondaga County after they leave your house:
Blue Bin Details
Blue bins are provided at no charge to County residents.
You Can Mix Your Recyclables Together or Separate Them! It's Your Choice.
Method 1: Mix Recyclables Together
Because single stream recycling is now the norm in Onondaga County, you don't have to separate your recyclable papers from your recyclable containers (but you can if you want. See Method 2.)
Place all your recyclables in one bin. No need to sort papers from containers.
Do make sure your recyclables are separate from your trash.
Method 2: Separate Your Recyclable Papers from Your Containers
Place paper items in one bin.
Place glass bottles and jars, metal containers, plastic bottles, #5 plastic containers and drink boxes in another bin.
Stack the container bin on top of the paper bin when bringing them to your curb. This will prevent your papers from blowing around and becoming litter. It also eliminates the need to place your papers in a paper bag. If you still want to put your papers in a bag, feel free, but you don't need to use a brown paper bag, any paper bag will do. Where can you get paper bags? Ask for one next time you get groceries or when retail shopping at a location that gives out big paper bags.
If you live in a town or village, in most cases, you can get a blue bin from your highway department garage. Some municipalities give bins out from their Town Clerks Office. Consult the list below to find out when and where you can get a new bin.