Recyclables Accepted in Eau Claire County

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Want to know specific recycling guidelines for your curbside hauler? Click here!

The Recycling Guide is a great general reminder of what is accepted!

Items listed below can be placed in BOTH curbside recycling bins and at County drop-off locations.  Contact your curbside hauler as they may accept more than what's below.


Aluminum Cans Pop, Beer, Cat Food Containers
Tin/Steel Cans Soup, Fruit, Dog Food Containers, Steel Bottle Tops and Lids
Glass Bottles & Jars Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce, Beer, Wine
#1 Plastic containers Water, Pop, Ketchup, Berry Containers (clamshells)
#2 Plastic containers Detergent, Coffee, Milk, Shampoo, Conditioner
#3 Plastic containers Vegetable Oil
#4 Plastic containers Squeeze Bottles like Honey
#5 Plastic containers Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Medicine
#7 Plastic containers Tupperware, Reusable Bottles
Cardboard Shipping and Dry Food Boxes, Manila Folders, Paper Bags
Mixed Paper Magazines, Newspaper, Mail, Sticky Notes, Office Paper



NO Plastic Bags or Film - Bring these to the stores that take them.
NO Toys or Hangers
NO 5-gallon Buckets
NO Motor Oil or Transmission Fluid Bottles
NO Flower Pots - Bring these to a nursery for reuse or recycling that accepts them.
NO Styrene: Packing Peanuts, Egg Cartons, Cups, etc..
NO Cookware or Dishes
NO Light Bulbs
NO Pop and Beer Boxes*
NO Freezer and Refrigerator Food Boxes*
NO Wax Coated Boxes: Milk and Juice Cartons*
NO Greasy Pizza Boxes
NO Napkins, Tissues, Gift Wrap

*Items accepted by Advanced Disposal and Earthbound Environmental

Not enough room in the Recycling Bin?

Broken down cardboard that is too big for the bin can go alongside or next to the bin. Other containers such as 5-gallon buckets, totes, small garbage containers, or an extra recycling bin can be used to alleviate an over flowing bin. Place all containers next to one another on the curb for pick up. Remember crushing containers makes room for more material!