General Recycling Area

The Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center maintains a self-serve residential general recycling area. This area, which is directly south of the HHW Center, offers recycling containers for all county residents to deposit general household recyclables.  


This area is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7 days a week, including holidays.

Recycling Materials Accepted

All materials must be loose, clean, and dry.  NO PLASTIC BAGS. 

  • Mixed containers: Glass Bottles/Jars, Aluminum & Steel Cans, and Plastics #1, #2, #4, #5, and #7
  • Mixed paper: Newspaper, Magazines, Packing Paper, Shopping Catalogs, Office and School Paper, Mail, Shredded Paper
  • Cardboard: CLEAN and flattened (no cardboard with wax, tin or plastic) and Paper Board

For more information, visit "Recycling Simplified" to know what can go in the commingle compactor at our facility. 

Materials not Accepted

  • Styrofoam and/or Packing Peanuts
  • Trash or Garbage (including materials contaminated with oil or food)
  • Plastic Toys, Plastic Bags or Sheets of Plastic
  • Grass Clippings or Yard Waste
  • Large Pieces of Plastic or Metals that are too big for the compactor
  • Windows or Panes of Glass
  • Building Materials such as siding, shingles, boards, etc. 

Things to Remember....

  • "When in doubt, throw it out" - If you are not sure what type of plastic or material it is do NOT put it in the compactor.  Throw it in your curbside garbage at home.
  • All Cardboard must be clean, broken down, and flattened.
  • Materials must be properly placed in the correct containers.
  • Items should not be left on the ground/outside of containers.
  • Items not placed in the corresponding containers will be considered illegally dumped.  The area is under surveillance.  Violation of illegal dumping ordinance Sec. 13-21-4-1, upon conviction, shall be fined an amount not to exceed $2,500.00.
  • This area is for Recyclable materials only, NO trash containers are available for public use.
  • Contact the HHW Center for more information regarding the general recycling area.
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