Recycling in the Bluffton area

We have prepared the following resource with information on what to recycle and how in the Bluffton area, including what to put in the green recycling containers, as well as locations to recycle other items and what are your options if you live outside the village. We will try to keep this information up  to date. Please let us know if you have additional information that should be included or know of any changes.


Bluffton has a great curbside recycling program, but what, exactly can I put in the curb side green containers?

Corrugated Cardboard and Paperboard
Newspapers and Magazines
Glass bottles (clear, green or brown)
Aluminum Cans and Steel Food Cans
#1 and #2 Plastics Bottles and Jugs
Office paper and junk mail

What shouldn’t I put in the green containers?
#3 – #7 Plastics
Plastic grocery bags
Coated milk and food cartons
Disposable diapers and puppy pads
Tissue, paper towels or paper napkins
Clothing, shoes and other textiles
Yard waste, soil, plants, grass clippings
Styrofoam, fiberglass and other foam packing material
Hardcover books
Ropes, chains and cords
Photographic film
Window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, batteries, and cookware
Furniture, mattresses and insulation
Treated or contaminated wood, sheetrock or drywall


Wait a minute, I know some of that stuff is recyclable. Where can I take it?

Bluffton Town Hall Recycling
Cell phones
Ink cartridges
Household batteries

Bluffton Brush Dump on Spring Street
Yard waste, soil, plants, grass clippings, branches & leaves

Community Market, Bluffton
Plastic grocery bags

Etcetera Shop, Bluffton
Clean gently used clothing and shoes
Small appliances in working order
Household goods in good condition

Book Reviews, Bluffton
Hardcover & paperback books

Restore Community Center, Ada
Clean gently used clothing and shoes
Small appliances in working order

Litter Landing, Findlay
#1 #2 #3, #5, & #7 plastics
electronics (but NO TV/Monitors)
Clear glass bottles
Aluminum and steel cans
Newspaper, Magazines, office paper and junk mail, cardboard

NCO Solid Waste District Office, Lima (by appointment, fees apply)
Household hazardous waste
Paints, lacquers, thinners
Fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides
Cleaning products

Northwest Ohio Recycling, Pandora
Scrap metals
Junk vehicles

Habitat ReStore, Lima
Furniture & appliances
Household items
Building materials


What if I live outside the village limits? Where can I take my recycling?

In Lima, Allen County Recyclers at 541 S. Central Ave. will accept aluminum, appliances, cardboard, glass, paper, plastic.

 In Putnam County, Ottawa, Kalida, Continental, Leipsic and Columbus Grove have recycling drop off centers.
Check here for information about locations and what materials they accept.

Hancock County has drop off locations in Rawson, Benton Ridge and at Litter Landing in Findlay.
More Information here.

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