Each year, Onondaga County residents recycle over 70 million pounds of material in our recycling bins. 56% of our waste materials are actually recycled!

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.)

Glass wine bottles, where do they go? (They can go in the blue bin, but an even better way to manage them is to drop them off at participating redemption centers so they can be turned into new bottles.)

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. Not sure how to dispose of an item? OCRRA is here to assist.

Review our recycling rules brochure or plug a word into the “How do I get rid of” bar above to search our database. The database helps you find the right way to get rid of all sorts of waste, from electronics to yard waste. (Need recycling rules in Spanish? Check them out here.)

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 have a broken blue bin to get rid of, set it out next to your trash with a sign reading, "Broken. Please trash." and your hauler will dispose of it for you.

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) Pick-up only
Town of Camillus (315) 472-7455 Contact Dependable Disposal directly for a recycling toter on wheels as blue bins are no longer used in the town. N/A
Town of Cicero (315) 752-1180, ext. 334 Town Hall, Route 11 (across from Sacred Heart Church) - 8236 Brewerton Road Call prior to pick up
Town of Clay (315) 652-3800 4483 Route 31 Pick-up only
Town of Dewitt (315) 437-8331 5953 Butternut Drive (off Manlius Center Road) 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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