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Refuse & Recycle Alley Adjustments

There will no longer be refuse pick up in the alleys on streets East of Michigan Avenue.  Instead the new toters for refuse and recycling will need to be placed at the street for the October 4th pick up. 

For residents with alleys in the uptown area as well as on Indiana, Clinton and Sackett, alley pick up will continue.  New refuse and recycle toters should be placed for pick up in the alley, while yard waste bags will still be picked up at the street.

2016 Recycler's List
         Quick Recycle Guide

 The City of Maumee operates a curbside recycling program in conjunction with garbage collection. There is no limit on the amount of recyclables that you may put out each week. A 16-gallon rectangular plastic recycling bin is available from the City of Maumee at no charge for use by residents. Please call the Department of Public Service at 419-897-7150, e-mail us at, or pick one up at 400 Conant Street. A complete set of Recycling Regulations follows.

jThe following materials are recyclable:

Aluminum, steel, and bi-metal cans, plastics, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and glass containers.  


City of Maumee Recycling Regulations

Recyclable Items:

  • Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans;
  • Plastics (#1 through #7)
  • Newsprint, magazines, junk mail and office paper - bundled in a brown paper grocery bag or tied.  Junk mail should be shredded and also put in a brown paper grocery bag;
  • Cardboard - corrugated and single layer (such as cereal boxes) flattened, no larger than 3' x 3';
  • Glass containers - bottles and jars of clear, brown or green glass, UNBROKEN;
  • Tin and steel cans.

Recycling Pick-Up:

  1. Your recyclables will be picked up on the same day as your regular trash pick-up. Collections shall be made between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  2. Recycling pick-up is done at the street, not in the alleys.
  3. A blue plastic bin is available for your recyclables from the City.  If your bin is lost, stolen, or broken, you may pick up a free replacement bin at the Service Department, 400 Conant Street, second floor, or call (419) 897-7150.
  4. You may co-mingle glass, plastic, and metals in the bin.
  5. Place newspapers, magazines, junk mail and office paper in a brown paper grocery bag alongside your blue bin.  It is recommended that Junk mail be shredded.
  6. All cardboard boxes must be flattened and no larger than 3'x3'.

Recycling Hints:

  1. Flatten plastic and metal containers to save room in the bin.
  2.  Rinse all containers, remove lids from glass and plastic containers and discard.
  3. Remove labels from metal cans.  It is not necessary to remove them from plastic or glass.
  4. Do not break glass containers.  Broken glass and window glass are not recyclable and poses a danger to the collector.
  5. Newsprint should be kept dry.  Wet newspapers are not recyclable.
  6. Recycling reduces the amount of normal refuse and doesn't count against your limit of refuse containers, so recycle as much as possible.
  7. Shop for items that come in recyclable containers. The best way to reduce solid waste is to avoid creating it in the first place.

ITEMS THE CITY DOES NOT RECYCLE AT THE PRESENT TIME:  (Please put these items in your regular refuse collection.)

  • Styrofoam plastic (egg cartons, meat trays, fruit-vegetable packaging);
  • Waxed paper milk and juice containers;
  • Plastic bottles from vehicle motor oil;
  • Wire coat hangers; and 
  • Diapers