County Recycling Bins are for Recycling Items Only


As the weather warms up, many people are getting into the spring cleaning mode. Officials at the Stake County Environmental Management Office remind you that the recycling bins located in the county are not for everyday trash, household chemicals or construction materials.

When garbage is dumped into and around the bins it contaminates the recyclable items. If the sites continue to be used as a “landfill”, they will be removed. They are to be considered to be placed for your convenience and are a privilege.

Items accepted at a recycling bin include aluminum cans, tin and steel cans, broken-down cardboard, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, catalogs, magazines, phone books, newspapers, any other paper, glass bottles and jars (remove metal lids), plastic bottles and jugs, plastics one through seven, and plastic grocery bags.

The hazardous household waste collection will be on Saturday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at the Starke County Highway Department. More information on what will be accepted at that time will be released closer to the event.

You are asked to dispose of your other garbage properly either through a local waste hauler, landfill or transfer station.