Recyclable Materials

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In accordance with LMCO 51.405 (B) (5), the guidelines for acceptable recycling materials in the Urban Services District curbside program are listed below.

Please recycle only the following items: 


Flattened cardboard, paper containers & cups, milk, juice cartons, newspaper/inserts, phone books, magazines,
junk mail, and office paper.
Flattened cardboard and pizza box
Paperboard and paper cups
Newspaper and junk mail
Paper cartons


Plastic bottles, cups, & containers (empty, lids attached). No Styrofoam or plastic shopping bags.
Plastic containers and clamshells
Plastic bottles


Glass bottles & jars (empty, lids removed). No window glass or ceramics.
Glass bottles and jars


Steel & aluminum bottles/cans, foil containers & wrap (empty)
Metal cans and containers






Please note: Rules for some plastic and metal items may differ if your recycling is not collected by Metro Solid Waste. Check with your recycling company or contact Karen Maynard if you have questions. 

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Plastic bags, outer package wrapping, bubble wrap, and more can be recycled at participating retail stores. Check out Kroger's list of accepted items at their store drop-off containers


Although used Styrofoam food containers are NOT recyclable in our region, Foam Fabricators accepts large Styrofoam packaging blocks for recycling.


  • MUST be clean
  • Free of tape, stickers, or labels
  • May NOT have been used for food

Foam Fabricators
950 Progress Blvd
New Albany, IN 47150

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(812) 948-1696


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