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 Recycling Guidelines for the City of Ashland

Residential recycling will be done once each week by the City of Ashland on your scheduled day for recycling pickup,
which is a different day from household trash pickup. 

Recycling, if bagged, shall be put in clear or blue bags, 33 gallon size or smaller, weighing less than 50 lbs. Clear or blue bags are also recyclable.


Acceptable Items and how to Prepare Them:

  • Newspaper: put in paper bags or tie in bundles, ad slicks can stay in newspaper
  • Magazines: same as newspaper
  • Books (soft and hardback): same as newspaper
  • Office Paper/Mail: same as newspaper
  • Shredded Paper: put in paper or plastic grocery bags or clear or blue trash bags
  • Non-Corrugated Cardboard/Boxboard/Cereal Boxes/Christmas Clothing Boxes/12-24 Pack Beverage Containers: flatten and tie in bundles or flatten and place inside other same-type cardboard containers
  • Aluminum/Steel/Tin Cans & Plastic Containers: these items may all go in the same bag.
    • Rinse out food cans and drain
    • Cans can be crushed to save space, but it is not necessary
    • Aerosol cans may be included if empty
    • Only plastics #1 and #2 are accepted, NOT #3, #4, #5, #6, or #7
    • Milk jugs, water jugs, detergent, bleach, fabric softener bottles, 5 gallon buckets with recycling code #2 on the bottom, soda and water bottles with recycling code #1 on the bottom are all accepted; rinse containers and drain, remove caps, and flatten to save space. Labels and rings do not need to be removed.
      • Examples of bad plastic: cottage cheese containers, Walmart bags/plastic bags, plastic film, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, yogurt containers, motor oil containers, plastic pie containers
    • Do not include oil bottles or other containers even if #2 appears on the bottom
    • Do not include any other types of plastic
    • Some plastic containers i.e. soda bottles do not have a # on them, these are recyclable
    • Bag and tie items
  • Flat finish see-through bags only

Please separate difference classes of items

Items NOT Allowed:

  • Trash
  • Food
  • Styrofoam, Packing Peanuts
  • Plastic bags (grocery bags, trash bags, glossy finish bags)
  • Bubble wrap
  • Used tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates
  • Used adult toys
  • Used diapers
  • Feces
  • Used feminine products
  • Any non #1 or #2 plastics


  • The City of Ashland does not pick up curbside glass items; however, glass items can be dropped off at 1674 Cleveland Avenue
  • All colors of glass jars and bottles are accepted
  • All food containers must be rinsed, caps and lids are to be removed and recycled in appropriate containers at the drop off location
  • Light bulbs, mirror glass, window glass, ceramic, crystal, canning jars and drinking glasses cannot be recycled at this time
  • Place glass into marked bin and discard trash, cardboard, etc. in other marked bins
  • Labels on jars and bottles do not need to be removed