The City of Seneca provides each residence with a recycling container. This container is to be used for recycling only and not as a garbage container. The container is owned by the city. It should be cleaned as necessary by the user. The recycling container should be placed curbside the same day as the garbage container. Please do not place the recycling container too close to the garbage container. Allow three feet of separation to allow our automated garbage truck to work.
Glass types that may be recycled are: beverage and glass food containers that are rinsed out and have caps removed as well as any clear or brown glass bottles and jars that are rinsed out and have caps or lids removed . It is not necessary to remove labels.
Glass types that may not be recycled are:
- Ceramic (china) plates, cups, & saucers
- Drinking glasses & crystal
- Plate (window) glass
- Auto window glass & windshields
- Milk or opaque glass
- Light bulbs
- Colored glass that is not clear or brown. (blue, yellow, rose, or other tinted glass)
We can recycle #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 plastic items. The recycle logo with the type plastic (number) is stamped on recyclable plastic items. Bottles must be clean with Caps removed.
Newspapers and Mixed Papers
Paper products that may be recycled are: Newspapers and anything that comes with the newspaper (slicks & advertisements). Newspapers must be kept DRY!! Junk mail, letters, envelopes, notebook paper, typing & computer paper, phonebooks, soft back books, wrapping paper, & magazines
*PLEASE KEEP NEWPAPERS SEPARATE FROM MIXED PAPER. THE NEWSPAPERS GO TO A DIFFERENT PLACE. *
TIP: Save newspapers until a bundle (12 or more) is collected, tie with string, or put in a paper bag or box. Keep dry!!! If papers get wet we must discard them so it’s best to hold them until the next week if possible.
Paper products that may not be recycled are: Tissue paper, toilet paper, food wrapping paper or any paper with body fluids on it
Aluminum products that may be recycled are: Aluminum soft drink & beer cans.
SCRAP METAL & MOST APPLIANCES MAY BE RECYCLED BY PLACING THEM ON THE CURB FOR COLLECTION
Aluminum products that may not be recycled are:
- Aluminum foil & pie plates
- Tin or steel cans or bi-metal cans (food & juice cans)
- Metal lids or bottle caps
- Aerosol cans (hairspray, paint, or deodorant cans)
- Car parts, nails, or screws
- Sheet metal
- Gasoline cans
Cardboard products that may be recycled are: Corrugated cardboard (3 layer cardboard consisting of 2 flat outer pieces with a wavy layer between, such as a shipping carton)
*Remove all packing material, Styrofoam, and plastic. Flatten boxes and place next to recycling bin. Large boxes must be cut no larger than 4 feet X 4 feet.
*PLEASE DO NOT PUT GARBAGE IN CARDBOARD BOXES!
Cardboard products that may not be recycled are: Wax coated corrugated cardboard, cereal, soda, and beer boxes.
Waste Oil, Filters, & Oil Containers
Waste oil may be carried to, and placed in the waste oil tank at the Sanitation & Recycling Building at 298 First Street in Seneca. Oil filters & plastic oil bottles may be placed in containers at this site. Do reuse your oil containers when possible. Please DO NOT contaminate the oil with paint, antifreeze, transmission oil, cooking oil, or paint solvent. Try to avoid spilling oil.
For more information, or if you have large volumes of trash, C&D, Brush, or Recycling, contact The Sanitation & Recycling, at 864-885-2750.
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