RECYCLE to Save Our Natural Resources, Improve Our Environment, and Reduce Our Need For Landfills…
|Savings||Do Recycle||Do Not Recycle|
|Newspapers - Recycling 1 ton saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4,100 kw of energy (Enough to power a home for 6 months)||Will take all newsprint and whatever comes with your daily newspapers.|
|Magazines - Books -Paper||Will take all magazines, phone books, soft and hard-bound books, office paper and envelopes, receipts, etc.|
|Corrugated and Paper Board Packaging||Will take all cardboard and paper board packaging including cereal, pizza, and gift boxes - appliance-type boxes and shipping cartons. Flatten to save space.||Greasy pizza box inserts; used paper plates; paper towels and napkins.|
|Aluminum - Recycling 1 ton of aluminum saves 95% of the energy and the imported ore needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.||Will take all aluminum -- beverage and food cans, pie plates, foil, etc. Rinse before recycling.|
Aluminum siding and other large items can be taken directly to the Transfer Station of East Centennial.
|Glass - Recycling 1 ton of glass saves over 9 gallons of fuel oil, reduces water by 50%, mining waste by 79%, pollutants by 14% -- plus, silica sand, soda ash, and limestone.||Will take all clear, brown, and green glass; beer and wine bottles; all sizes of glass food containers, etc. Rinse before recycling.|
Remove metal lids.
|Mirrors, ceramic mugs, plates, crystal, light bulbs, window glass, etc.
These materials will still be taken from Muncie's solid waste stream and crushed and used for other useful purposes.
|Plastic Bottles & Jugs - Can be recycled into clothes, paint brushes, park benches, flower pots, fiber for pillows, garbage cans, etc.||Nos. 1-5, 7 Plastic Containers -- Soda, juice, shampoo, water, and liquor bottles; milk jugs; bleach, detergent and dish washing liquid containers; margarine and butter tubs and other plastic packaging, etc. Rinse before recycling.|
Keep plastic lids attached to plastic bottle. Remove metal lids.
|PVC pipe -- oil, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, and other hazardous waste containers.
No. 6/Styrofoam containers and materials.
Plastic bags, including shopping bags, plastic cereal bags, bread bags, Ziplock bags, etc.
Disposable coffee cups.
|Tin & Steel Products - Recycling a ton of steel saves 10 million BTU's of energy, 2,500 lbs. iron ore, 1,000 lbs. coal, 40 lbs. of limestone.||Soup, coffee, fruit and vegetable cans, aerosol cans, empty paint cans, etc. Rinse before recycling.|
Large tin and steel materials can be taken directly to the Transfer Station on East Centennial Avenue.
|Partially filled paint, solvent, and oil cans; pesticides, herbicides, and other hazardous waste containers; needles, etc.|
If you have questions about recycling materials – CALL: 765-282-1900
Bring your Household Hazardous Waste, Used Tires, and Electronics to East Central Recycling. Hours are Monday- Friday 8a- 5p and Saturday 8a-Noon.