Each year, working together, Onondaga County residents recycle over 70 million pounds of material in our blue bins. That means 56% 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.
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. (Need recycling rules in Spanish? Check them out here.)
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.
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:
|City of Syracuse||(315) 448-2489||1200 Canal St. (off Midler Avenue)||Delivery 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) 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|