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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 Washington 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:

Plastic

PET - clear plastic beverage bottles. Look for the plastic code on the bottom of the bottle. PET1

 HDPE - milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles. Look for the plastic code on the bottom of the bottle. HDPE2

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

Aluminum

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

Steel

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

Paper

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

Newspaper

Newspapers and slick, shiny advertising inserts.

Cardboard

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 - 7am - 3:30pm
    Tuesday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm
    Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
    Closed on Sundays

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