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Once the recyclables are dropped off at The Miami County Recycling District, our team sorts and processes them to prepare them for recycling. The recyclables are then sent to our partner facilities to be recycled into new products.
Food grade glass is what food containers are made from. Things like bottles and jars are food grade glass. Jelly jars, pickle jars, some pop bottles, adult beverage bottles, and so forth are made from food grade glass. These items are the only thing that should go into the recycling bins.
Non-container glass like that is used to make windows, mirrors, and drinking glasses is often treated with chemicals and lead. That means that these types of glass have different melting points. This kind of glass will contaminate the glass recyclables. Therefore, you should not put non-container type glass in the recycling bin. You will need to seek out alternatives to dispose of your windows, mirrors, dishes, Pyrex-type pans, etc.
Hazardous materials, such as chemicals, paint, batteries, sharps, lightbulbs and electronics should not be placed in the recycling bin. These materials may cause damage to equipment at recycling facilities, harm to workers, or even contaminate the other recyclables. Check out OUR PROGRAMS for information on how to recycle these items properly.
Illegal dumping is when someone leaves unwanted items, trash, scraps, and other debris on private or public property without permission. This threatens human health and the environment, and it costs money to clean up. This is the most expensive method of disposal. You, the taxpayer, end-up paying to clean someone else’s mess. Illegal dumping is a punishable offense. For more information CLICK HERE.