Can I leave my recyclables in a grocery bag when I recycle them at the DOS?

NO!  Do not put plastic bags in the DOS Compactors. When plastic bags get mixed in with other recyclables, they’re difficult to sort out and often jam or damage machines.

The ONLY way to recycle plastic shopping bags is to return them to a participating store drop-off and NOT in your recycling bin.

Paper grocery bags can be recycled along with the paper/cardboard/newspaper (fibrous materials). 


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1. What should I KNOW before recycling plastics at the County DOS?
2. What should I KNOW before recycling glass at the DOS?
3. What should I KNOW before recycling cardboard / paper / fibrous materials at the DOS?
4. Can I leave my recyclables in a grocery bag when I recycle them at the DOS?
5. Where can I drop trash off at (transfer stations)?
6. Where can I recycle or dispose of tires?
7. Where can I recycle or dispose of Styrofoam / packing material?
8. Where can I recycle or dispose of scrap metal?
9. Do my recyclables NEED to be clean?
10. Where can I recycle or dispose of a television?
11. Who removes freon from an appliance?
12. Where can I recycle or dispose of paint?
13. Where can I recycle or dispose of batteries?
14. How do I dispose of a mattress/sofa/chair?
15. What should I KNOW before recycling metals at the County DOS?
16. Can I recycle pizza boxes or frozen food boxes?
17. Can I recycle books?
18. Where do I recycle or dispose of construction / demolition / remodeling items?
19. How do I dispose of florescent tubed lightbulbs?
20. What is the DOS?
21. When is the next county-wide collection event?