740-455-0601

Litter Prevention & Recycling Program

Dear Residents,

I would like to invite you to participate in our recycling program. As you know, the City of Zanesville has been recycling since 1991 and we are proud to see residents participating in the recycling effort. This brochure is designed to outline our program and what recyclable materials we collect. The main goal of recycling is to make the best use of the materials we have in the HERE and NOW. By placing materials into the recycling loop, we become less reliant on consuming virgin materials from our planet. Used aluminum cans become new cans, used plastics become new beverage containers or new products like solid plastic dimensional lumber, used newspaper becomes new paper – the possibilities go on.

By participating in the recycling effort, each individual is also contributing to the reduction of garbage going to our landfills on a daily basis. And as you know, good landfill space is becoming scarce and harder to obtain. Also, by recycling, we are reducing the amount of solid waste that we are paying to dispose of. This plays a major role in stabilizing the sanitation billing for Zanesville residents. In essence, by recycling, we are saving ourselves from ourselves.

Please take a moment to read this brochure and follow the guidelines. The city of Zanesville makes the recycling effort as easy and simple as possible. All of the materials can be placed in one bag. You don’t have to separate them. All that we ask is that you follow the following guidelines to ensure a smooth collection process. If you have any questions, please contact the Sanitation Department at 455-0626.

Thank you for recycling.

Sincerely,
Superintendant
Program Manager

GETTING STARTED
Please place your recyclable items in a BLUE or clear (transparent) bag and set them out on your designated collection day.

RECYCLABLE ITEMS THAT THE CITY COLLECTS

  • Glass
    Clear and colored glass food and beverage containers. Rinse thoroughly, remove neck rings and lids.
  • Aluminum
    Food and beverage cans. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Plastic
    #1 Pete and #2 HDPE plastic only. Look for the three arrow recycling symbol on your plastic container. The number in the center of the symbol indicates the material it is composed of. Examples of #1 plastics are spring water bottles and soft drink bottles. Examples of #2 plastics are milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Steel/Bi-metal
    Food and beverage cans. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Newspaper, Office Paper, Magazines
    Please be sure that these items are clean and dry.
  • Cardboard
    Brown corrugated cardboard, free of food residue. It must be bundled in no longer than 4 ft. lengths and kept dry.

RECYCLING COLLECTION GUIDELINES

  • To ensure a smooth collection process, please have your recyclable items in a BLUE or clear (transparent) bag.
  • Please have your recyclables out by 5:00a.m. on your designated collection day, and have them in clear view so that they are easily spotted by the collectors.
  • Please do not have any trash in your recyclable bag, this contaminates the material, and it will result in your bag not being collected.
  • Please do not place materials that the city does not collect for recycling in your bag. For example: A disposable plastic container that is a #4 plastic. Although this container is recyclable, the city does not collect #3 through #7 plastics. Please do not include containers that held toxic substances such as motor oil, weed killer, anti-freeze, etc.
  • Please have your clean, corrugated cardboard that is free of food residue flattened and bundled in no longer than 4 ft. lengths.
  • Please make sure that all recyclable material is as clean as it can be.

COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLES BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON
Once your recyclable material is placed on your curbline or alley collection site it becomes the property of Zanesville. No one is allowed to collect it but the city sanitation employee. Anyone taking recyclables will be given a citation for the theft of city property as stated in CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ZANESVILLE (952.05). If a household wishes to donate or sell their recyclable items they are free to do so.

RECYCLING TIPS

Cans: (Food/Beverage)
Rinse them thoroughly, remove the lid (or tuck it into can) so that the handlers will not cut themselves. Crush the cans, when possible, to conserve space.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Scrap metal, paint cans, aerosol cans, or automotive prducts cans.
Glass: (Green/Brown/Clear)
These are food and beverage bottles and jars. Remove all foreign materials, such as soil, lids, caps, bottle rings. Rinse and place them into the container. Please do not break the glass.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Ligh bulbs, chemical containers, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, drinking glasses, dishware, china, etc.
Plastic: (Types 1 & 2)
Remove all caps, rinse containers, and smash them to conserve space. Currently we can recycle Types 1 & 2, usually indicated on the container. Examples: laundry detergent, fabric softener, milk and beverage containers
DO NOT INCLUDE:Oil, peanut butter, flower flats, or antifreeze containers. No wide mouth containers, toys, or buckets
Newspapers, Cardboard, Office Papers: (Phonebook, Catalogs, Magazines, News Inserts)
Remove all caps, rinse containers, and smash them to conserve space. Currently we can recycle Types 1 & 2, usually indicated on the container. Examples: laundry detergent, fabric softener, milk and beverage containers
DO NOT INCLUDE:Oil, peanut butter, flower flats, or antifreeze containers. No wide mouth containers, toys, or buckets

 


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