Recycling at the Solid Waste Facility

There are a number of items that can be easily recycled. Residents are asked to rinse containers, remove caps and place items in the appropriate bins. Please view our list of alternative non-profit services that may accept items for recycling which are not accepted at our facility.
  1. Recycling Items Accepted for FREE
  2. Recycling Items Accepted for a FEE


We accept aluminum cans (e.g. beverage cans, some cat food cans), foil, and pie plates. Hint: aluminum will not hold a magnet but steel will. Use a magnet to be sure it is aluminum. If the magnet doesn't stick, it is aluminum. Rinse clean. Can be crushed.


Homeowner generated anti-freeze only. Do not mix with gasoline or other liquids. 

Automotive Batteries

Car, truck and marine batteries are accepted for recycling. See attendant for assistance.


Brush smaller than 4 inches is accepted. For clean wood waste larger than 4 inches, please see attendant. 

Cardboard & Boxboard 

Thick, brown cardboard including cardboard boxes, boxboard, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and brown paper bags.

Cooking Oil

Used vegetable oil. Oils accepted for recycling include: 
  • Corn
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Soy Vegetable
  • Other Cooking Oils

Fluorescent Bulbs

All sizes and types. See attendant for assistance. There may be a fee for some items.


All glass is acceptable. Rinse clean, remove caps or covers. Please, no light bulbs or tubes. Glass items include:
  • Bottles
  • Ceramics
  • Containers
  • Leaded Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Mix Cups
  • Pyrex
  • Windows

Mixed Paper

If it rips, it is paper, including:
  • Bond Paper
  • Business Forms
  • Carbon Less Forms
  • Checks
  • Colored Office Papers
  • Computer Print Outs
  • Envelopes (With or Without) Windows
  • Fax Paper
  • Folded Brochures
  • Inserts
  • Junk Mail
  • Laser Printed Paper
  • Letterhead Papers
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Non-Carbon Copy Paper
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pamphlets
  • Phone Books
  • Scratch Paper
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Sorted Direct Mail
  • Xerographic Paper
Staples and small paper clips are okay.


We accept all plastic containers with numbers 1 through 7.  Please rinse, clean, and remove caps. Please be aware that our on-site signs do not indicate this change. New signs have been ordered but are taking longer to receive than expected so if you could please spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated.

No foam cups, plates, or packing material due to lack of storage for the materials.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable Only (Ni-Cd, Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Small Sealed Pb-Acid and Mercury Button Cell). 

Regular household alkaline batteries are considered solid waste. Please place these batteries in with your regular trash.

Scrap Metal

The City of Lebanon will take residential scrap metals only. White goods, such as washing machines, dryers, stove, and water heaters are accepted at no charge.

Steel Cans

Includes any bi-metal can that is empty, dry and clean such as tuna fish cans, cat food cans, and other food cans. 

Used Books

Hard and soft cover books are accepted for reuse and recycling. Please place on the book shelf.

Used Motor Oil 

Home owner generated motor oil only. Do not mix with gasoline or antifreeze. Limit 2 gallons per trip.

Yard Waste

Grass clippings, leaves and garden waste only.