Please post on your refrigerator or wherever you store your recyclables

What to put on the curb:
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • All paper grades (except shredded)
  • Plastic #1 and #2 (bottles with a neck)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans (only item that needs food residue washed out)

What to recycle at convenience centers:
  • Everything that is recyclable through curbside
  • Shredded paper
  • Glass bottles (brown, green and clear)
  • Computers and small electronics (no TVs or microwaves)
  • Wet cell batteries
  • Motor oil

How to prepare your curbside recyclables:
  • All items must be in blue bags, clear bags or a covered bin
  • Items do not need to be sorted – all curbside recyclables may be placed in the same bag
  • Lids do not need to be removed from plastic recyclables
  • Aluminum cans do not need to be crushed
  • Tabs do not need to be removed from aluminum cans
Convenience center locations:
  • Warner Park Recycle Center, 1250 East Third Street
  • John A. Patten Recreation Center, 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road
  • Access Road at DuPont Parkway, collocated with the Refuse Collection Center
  • East Brainerd Baseball Complex, end of Batter’s Place Road
  • Brainerd Area, location to be announced
How to determine your curbside pickup day:


Convenience center hours:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Closed, curbside collection
  • Thursday: Closed, OGC clients at sorting facility
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For more information, call 311 or visit