Q: Can I bag or bundle recyclables?
A: Never put recyclables in paper or plastic bags. Do not tie items together. Keep everything loose in your blue bin for proper sorting at the recycling facility.
Q: Do plastic bags go in the trash or the blue bin?
A: Never in the blue bin, whether empty or containing recyclables; however, you can recycle plastic bags at local stores.
Q: Do egg cartons go in the trash or the blue bin?
A: Always put egg cartons in the trash, including Styrofoam, plastic and paper packaging. Paper pulp cartons have been recycled so many times, the fibers are not large enough to recycle again.
Blue Bin Details
In Onondaga County, recycling often starts with a recycle bin. It provides residents with an easy way to collect recyclables and put them out to the curb, ensuring those items end up in the right place. Since we have single-stream recycling in Onondaga County, you should put loose recyclable paper, glass, metal, and plastic containers in the same bin. Never put any recyclables (including paper) inside of paper or plastic bags. Bags cannot be opened at the facility where recyclables are sorted. Recyclables trapped inside bags will not be sorted properly and become trash.
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|City of Syracuse||(315) 448-2489||N/A||Call for details.|
|Town of Camillus||(315) 488-1234||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Cicero||(315) 752-1180, ext. 334||8236 South Main St. or 6658 Route 31, Cicero||Call prior to pick up.|
|Town of Clay||(315) 652-3800||4483 Route 31, Clay||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Dewitt||(315) 437-8331||5953 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse (off Manlius Center Road)||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Elbridge||(315) 689-3351||210 Main St., Elbridge||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Fabius||(315) 683-5612||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Geddes||(315) 488-7705||654 Terry Rd., Syracuse||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Lafayette||(315) 677-3674||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Lysander||(315) 638-4264||8220 Loop Road, Baldwinsville||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Manlius||(315) 656-3090||5970 Clemons Rd. (off Highway 290), East Syracuse||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Marcellus||(315) 673-3127||4262 Slate Hill Rd. (off Route 175) or 24 E. Main St., Marcellus||Must call ahead to schedule pick up appointment.|
|Town of Onondaga||(315) 469-1664||4478 West Seneca Tpke., Syracuse||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Otisco||(315) 696-8753||4283 Canty Hill Rd., Tully||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Pompey||(315) 682-9544||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Salina||(315) 457-2710||601 Factory Ave. (Route 298 off Route 11), Syracuse||Uses Recycling Carts.|
|Town of Spafford||(315) 673-3906||1984 Route 174 (off Rose Hill Rd.), Skaneateles||Pick-up only.|
|Town of Tully||(315) 696-8861||6 Douglas St.||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Town of Van Buren||(315) 635-3010||7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville||Pick-up only.|
|Village of Baldwinsville||(315) 635-9665||1963 West Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville||Pick-up only.|
|Village of Camillus||(315) 672-3484||37 W. Genesee St., Camillus||Delivery available.|
|Village of East Syracuse||(315) 437-3541||204 North Center St. (off Hartwell Ave./Manlius St.), East Syracuse||Pick-up only.|
|Village of Elbridge||(315) 689-3404||210 West Main St. (off Route 5), Elbridge||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Village of Fabius||(315) 683-5112||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Village of Fayetteville||(315) 637-6065||5572 N. Manlius St., Fayetteville||Delivery available.|
|Village of Jordan||(315) 689-7350||7 Mechanic St., Jordan||Pick-up only.|
|Village of Liverpool||(315) 457-1882||310 Sycamore St., Liverpool||Delivery available.|
|Village of Manlius||(315) 682-7634||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Village of Marcellus||(315) 673-3112||6 Slocombe Ave., Marcellus||Pick-up only.|
|Village of Minoa||(315) 656-7574||100 Kalin Dr., Minoa||Delivery available.|
|Village of North Syracuse||(315) 458-0790||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|
|Village of Solvay||(315) 468-1606||3143 Milton Ave., Solvay||Must call ahead to schedule pick up appointment.|
|Village of Tully||(315) 696-8861||N/A||No bins. Call for recycling cart details.|