Each year, Onondaga County residents recycle over 70 million pounds of material in our recycling bins. 51% of the material in our county's total waste stream is 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 N/A Call for details.
Town of Camillus (315) 488-1234 N/A Call for delivery 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 Call for delivery details.
Town of Geddes (315) 488-7705 654 Terry Rd., Syracuse Pick-up only.
Town of Lafayette (315) 677-9535 N/A Call for delivery 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 Pick-up only.
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 Call for delivery details.
Town of Salina (315) 457-2710 601 Factory Ave. (Route 298 off Route 11), Syracuse Pick-up only.
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. Pick-up only.
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 Pick-up only.
Village of Fabius (315) 683-5112 N/A Call for delivery 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 Call for delivery 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 Call for delivery 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 Call for delivery details.

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