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What can be recycled at our local recycling programs?

Metal - Aluminum Drink Cans & Steel Food Cans just rinse. Labels an lids are ok! No paint or varish cans; these are contaminated.

Glass - Clear, Brown and Green Glass Food and Drink Bottles and Jars All other glass must go out with the trash, it contaminates the recycling process, don't recycle pyrex, leaded crystal, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors or ceramics. Rinse clean, but you do not need to remove the labels.

Plastic - Plastic Bottles and Jugs (empty and rinsed out), only if they are #1 or #2. Anything that is not a bottle or jug cannot be recycled. Empty motor oil and antifreeze containers need to go out with the regular trash, not recycled. All bottles and jugs should be clean and dry.

Paper and Cardboard - Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs, Mail, School Papers, Office Paper, Envelopes, Phone Books, Cardboard (break down boxes to save space) Cereal Boxes, Milk and Juice Cartons, Soft Cover Books. No wax paper, frozen food boxes, paper plates or cups; these often are contaminated with food and have a very thin layer of plastic or wax making them not recyclable.

Please click on Where to Recycle Your Paper, Cans and Bottles for a convenient location near you.

The cities of Lafayette 807-1411 and West Lafayette 775-5242 also have curbside recycling programs that accept these materials. Call them for more information.

You can also recycle scrap metal, motor oil, appliances, computers, prescription glasses, and over 100 other items at nearby locations. Please see the A-Z Recycling Guide to view them all, or search by specific item. The locations, hours and phone numbers will be included. Happy Recycling!


Recycle Trailer - East Tipp Middle School (Tippecanoe) (Not on Map)
7501 E 300 N
Lafayette, IN 47905
24 hours
Recycle Trailer - Southwestern Middle School (Tippecanoe) (Not on Map)
2100 W 800 S
Lafayette, IN 47909
24 hours
Recycle Trailer - Town of Stockwell (Tippecanoe) (Not on Map)
intersection of Monroe, Yorktown, and Commercial St
Stockwell, IN
24 hours