Residential Recycling

Seneca Meadows offers a free drop-off service for your household recyclables, so if you miss your regular pick-up, or go over your blue bin limit, you can recycle them here. Drop-off hours are 6:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, 6:00 – 11:30 am on Saturday, and 7:00 – 11:00 am on Sunday. The service is for residential recyclable materials only, and all participants must report to the scalehouse prior to unloading. For further information, call 315-539-5624.

The Seneca Meadows Education Center also offers free recycling education programs for community organizations. To learn more about these programs, or to schedule a presentation, call or e-mail at 315-539-5624, seneca.meadows@progressivewaste.com.

SENECA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
  • GLASS
    • Any color food or beverage bottles and jars.
    • Clean to remove food residue and odors.
    • Remove and discard lids or caps.
    • No broken glass.
  • NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
    • Any newspaper, inserts, magazine and catalogs.
    • Fold neatly and place in brown paper bag or place loose in blue box or tote.
    • Do not place in plastic bags.
  • METAL/ALUMINUM CANS AND FOIL
    • Any metal food can or aluminum foil.
    • Clean to remove food residue and odors.
  • PLASTIC
    • Containers with recycling code #1 - #7 on the bottom with three recycling arrows;rigid plastic is also acceptable (ex. Items that are stackable and crackable).
    • No motor oil containers.
    • Remove and discard lids and tops.
    • Clean to remove residue and odors. Styrofoam cannot be included.
    • Do not place items in large garbage bags.
  • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
    • Cardboard with wavy middle layer ONLY.
    • Flatten all boxes.
    • Remove excess tape and labeling.
    • Cut to maximum of 3 ft. x 3 ft. by 18 inches high.
    • Tie in bundles.
  • BOXBOARD
    • Examples include cereal and tissue boxes, paper towel rolls and soda carriers.
    • Preparation: Simply flatten and place in blue bin or tote.
  • OFFICE PAPER AND JUNK MAIL
    • Advertising flyers, colored or white paper, envelopes, shredded paper, and computer paper.
    • Place in brown bag or loose in the blue bin or tote.
  • GABLE-TOP CONTAINERS
    • This includes juice cartons with tear-open tops.
    • Preparation: Thoroughly rinse and flatten.
  • ITEMS THAT ARE NOT RECYCLABLE
    • Styrofoam, window or broken glass, light bulbs.
    • Aerosol cans, scrap metal, ceramics, china, Pyrex, any hazardous material and/or containers, and plastic bags.
    • Plastic bags can be returned to supermarkets.