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Street Department Recycling Center

Washington Recycling

The City of Washington is striving to improve the quality of life for our residents by sharing environmental decisions and performance with the community though recycling, landfill reduction and enhancing water quality.

The Street Department Recycling Center invites all residents of Washington to bring their recyclables to the facility. This voluntary effort will result in a cleaner environment for all. The Recycling Center currently accepts the following items:


PET - clear plastic beverage bottles. Look for the plastic code on the bottom of the bottle. 

 HDPE - milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles. Look for the plastic code on the bottom of the bottle. 

Rinse ALL containers, remove caps and lids, and place them in the designated bins.  


Aluminum beverage cans - rinse out cans. NO aluminum foil.


Steel (‘tin’) food & soup cans - rinse out cans; please remove opened ends/lids and keep separate.


Office paper, white copy paper, junk mail, envelopes. NO construction paper, slick or shiny paper. Please bag up shredded paper.


Newspapers and slick, shiny advertising inserts.


Corrugated boxes, paperboard boxes (such as cereal boxes), card stock, paper towel tubes, manila envelopes, cardboard packaging.

Other Items

Magazines, catalogs, phone books, hard-back and paperback books, household batteries, aerosol cans. 

Automotive Fluids

Used motor oil, antifreeze (don’t mix these!) Empty these fluids in the designated containers, located in the small shed on the south side of the recycling center.

Contact Us

Washington Recycling Center
2200 Memorial Ave
Washington, IN 47501
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  • Monday – Friday 7 am – 3:30 pm Saturday – 8 am – 12 pm Closed on Sundays

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