County Waste and Recycling provides residential and business recycling collection services and operates the Region's only Materials Recovery Facility, Sierra Processing, in Albany. The County Waste Transfer Stations also accept Single Stream Recycling materials.
All of us benefit when we collect and process recyclable materials for manufacturers to reuse because it saves energy and resources, as well as diverts materials from area landfills.
New County Waste & Recycling residential customers receive a 35, 65 or 95-gallon recycling cart with a green lid. The cart provides a safe and secure place to place acceptable recycling materials between pickup dates and the large wheels make it easy to roll carts to and from the end of the driveway.
35 Gallon Recycling Cart
65 Gallon Recycling Cart
95 Gallon Recycling Cart
County Waste and Recycling strives to assure the complete safety of our customers, our employees and the public in all our operations.
When you and your neighbors place carts a safe distance from other carts and objects, it allows the auto side load trucks to safely and promptly empty the carts.
When each household consistently follows the 5 Steps to Safe & Efficient Collection everyone benefits with safe, timely service and cleaner neighborhoods.
A convenient way to learn if an item is acceptable in your single stream recycling cart is to check our Waste Wizard or County Waste App, both on the Schedule page.
Waste Wizard - Look up individual items
In a Single Stream Recycling (SSR), also known as a commingled system, the items are not placed in plastic bags. In fact, plastic bags are very dangerous because they clog equipment.
The major types of recyclable materials accepted are:
Unacceptable Recycling Materials List
Please rinse out bottles and jars. Place broken glass containers in the trash.
Please empty aerosol cans, and rinse out metal food and beverage cans.
Only place dry, unsoiled paper products in the recycling container.
Acceptable Paper Materials
Please flatten boxes
Kraft paper bags and cardboard are recyclable when not soiled.
Please empty and rinse out plastic bottles, jugs and tubs.
Screwed on caps are allowed but discard loose lids in the trash. Small, loose items like caps are a hazard at the recycling facility.
Our team at County Waste and Recycling is very serious about safety. In fact, Safety is our number one Operating Value.
If you are not 100% sure an item is acceptable in your residential recycling or trash cart, use our Waste Wizard or County Waste App, both available on the Schedule page.
When unaccepted items are placed in the Single Stream Recycling system, they can:
Materials Not Accepted in Recycling
REMINDER - There are many items that are not allowed in any County Waste container like: ammunition, batteries, cell phones, electronics, fuels, Household Hazardous Waste, liquids and needles/sharps.