How do I get a recycling bin in Cincinnati?

How do I get a recycling bin in Cincinnati? Select “Trash, Litter and Recycling” and “Recycling, new/swap/missing cart” and then select the cart size you would like. Alternately, you may call 513-352-3200 to order the cart.

What can be recycled in Cincinnati? 

What can I recycle?
  • Plastic bottles and jugs.
  • Plastic tubs and cups.
  • Glass jars and bottles of any color.
  • Aluminum cans and cups, steel cans.
  • Cartons.
  • Empty aerosol cans with lids and tips removed.
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.)
  • Paper cups.

What Cannot be recycled in Ohio? NOT for Recycling

No plastic bags, cassette tapes, bed sheets, hangers, metal chains, garden hoses, batteries, needles, syringes, electronics, polystyrene foam, buckets, car parts, food, yard waste, light bulbs, drinking glasses, ceramics, pots, pans, and scrap metal.

How do I find out if something is recyclable in my area? 

Check Locally
  1. Check printed materials from your local government or recycling provider.
  2. Browse the website of your local government or recycling provider.
  3. Call your local government or recycling provider.

How do I get a recycling bin in Cincinnati? – Additional Questions

What is not recyclable?

You should not recycle packaging that contains dangerous products — or in other words, products that are ignitable, corrosive, or toxic. Examples include oil paint, motor oil, fuel, poisons, or medical waste. If these items are empty, and all you have left is the packaging, then throw the packaging in the trash.

Which of the following is not a recyclable?

Non–recyclable paper – wrapping paper that is laminated or contains foreign materials such as foil-coatings or glitter, photographic film, microwave containers, hardcover books, frozen food boxes, thermal fax paper, carbon paper, blueprints, aluminum foil boxes and binders.

How can you tell if plastic is recyclable?

The recycling symbol found on plastic products does not indicate that a product is necessarily recyclable nor recycled. The number is a resin identification code that tells you what kind of plastic that material is made of. Plastics that have #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE) are the most commonly recycled plastics.

Does St Johns County actually recycle?

St. Johns County makes it easy to be a responsible recycler. Place only the five categories of items listed below, loose (unbagged) in your recycling cart. Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, office paper, cereal/food boxes, and flattened cardboard.

What symbol means recyclable?

The three green arrows going in a triangle simply means that it’s capable of being recycled. Sometimes, the symbol will come with a percentage in the middle, signifying how much of it has been made from recycled materials. Three arrows in a triangle means that the item is capable of being recycled.

What does a recycle symbol with a line through it mean?

If the label has the recycling symbol with a diagonal line going through it, this means the product is not recyclable anywhere. You may also see “Check Locally” written in the center of the recycling symbol. This indicates that the product may or may not be accepted at your local recycling center.

Can toothpaste tubes be recycled?

Good to know. Pump action toothpaste tubes are easier to recycle and can be placed in the recycling if your local authority also collects plastic pots, tubs and trays.

Should I take lids off plastic bottles before recycling or leave them on?

When recycling, we suggest you empty your bottles and put the caps back on the bottles. Note, however, your recycling center may ask that caps be off.

What does a 7 in a triangle mean?

Miscellaneous Plastics

Any plastic that does not fall under one of those six types has a 7 inside the triangle. These plastics include nylon and polycarbonate and are found in certain food containers, signs and displays, computers and electronic devices, DVDs, sunglasses, and bulletproof materials.

What does the 5 in the triangle mean on plastic containers?


The “5” inside a triangle on a plastic container means PP or Polypropylene, which is one of the safer kinds of plastics! It is very much recyclable!

What does the triangle on water bottles mean?

Most people know the little triangle symbol at the bottom of plastic bottles means ‘recycle‘ but what they don’t know is just because it has a triangle on the bottom, doesn’t always mean it can be recycled. The numbers indicate the grade of plastic and can also tell you about the safety and uses of that item.

What is the symbol of PVC?

Symbol 3: PVC or Vinyl

Plastic material that exhibit symbol 3 with the letter “V” represent PVC plastic or polyvinyl chloride. You may come across this plastic in bubble foils, and trays for sweets and fruit.

What does the 1 in the triangle on plastic containers mean?

1. PET – Polyethylene terephthalate. The symbol with a 1 represents PET plastic; one of the most common types used for food and beverage packaging. The vast majority of soft drink and water bottles are made from PET plastic.

What plastic Cannot be recycled?

Examples of non-recyclable plastics include bioplastics, composite plastic, plastic-coated wrapping paper and polycarbonate. Well known non-recyclable plastics include cling film and blister packaging.

What does 7 mean on plastic?

#7 – Other (BPA, Polycarbonate and LEXAN)

Number 7 plastics are used to make baby bottles, sippy cups, water cooler bottles and car parts. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic food containers often marked on the bottom with the letters “PC” by the recycling label #7.

What is the most toxic plastic?

PVC. Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is widely known as the most toxic plastic for health and the environment. In its production, it releases dioxins, phthalates, vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals.

Can you recycle Styrofoam?

Styrofoam can be recycled, and there are many ways to recycle styrofoam. One way to recycle styrofoam is to use it to make new products. Styrofoam can be used to make new products such as pens, picture frames and egg cartons.