Curbside Recycling is Free and Easy
Effective April 2008, Youngstown City residents will be able to
recycle MORE items. So fill up a recycle bin or two or MORE!
Remember, if we all do our part, one person at a time and one home
at a time; together as a City we can make a difference. Do your best
to recycle and not throw away the materials listed below. Working
together, we can minimize the damaging affects to our natural
What is Recycling?
Recycling involves the separation and collection of used items
which are usually referred to as trash and reprocessing them as "raw
material" to manufacture new products. Some of the most common items
that are in this process are paper, cardboard, glass, plastic,
Why is Recycling Important?
Recycling can save your tax dollars! Every pound
of material that is recycled is a pound that the City won't have to
pay to dispose of in a landfill. Reducing waste and increasing
recycling volumes can help programs to run more efficiently and
Recycling benefits the local economy! Almost
16,000 people are employed in 1,500 local recycling businesses in
the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. These include recycling collection;
computer and electronics recovery; textile recycling; educational
organizations; recycled product manufacturers and retailers; and
aluminum, glass, paper, plastic, and steel recyclers.
Recycling saves energy! Placing 1 aluminum can in
the recycling bin saves enough energy to power a television for 3
hours. Recycling 1 glass container saves enough energy to light a
100 watt bulb for 4 hours. Recycling one pound of steel will light a
60 watt bulb for 24 hours.
Recycling reduces pollution! Making products from
recycled materials results in a reduction of air and water
pollutants than would be generated by extracting and processing
these materials from virgin materials. Recycling 4,800 16oz. soda
bottles saves a cubic yard of landfill space.
Recycling conserves natural resources! If every
American family recycled their newspapers, approximately 500,000
trees would be saved weekly. We save over 1 ton of resources from
being mined for every ton of glass recycled.
What Can I Recycle at the Curbside?
Paper products, metal and aluminum cans, glass jars and bottles,
and plastics #1-#7.
Click here to see a detailed list of what can be accepted at the
Corrugated cardboard and paperboard are currently NOT accepted at
the curbside, but they can be taken at your neighborhood drop-off
site. We have over 40 drop-off sites in Mahoning County.
Click here to find a drop-off site in your area.
Youngstown now has
Single Stream Recycling - All items collected in one container.
Recycling is an important part of our effort to build a cleaner,
greener Youngstown. Now it is easier than ever with SINGLE STREAM
RECYCLING. Instead of separating your bottles, cans, jars and paper,
you can now place all these items in one container for collection.
How Do I get a Curbside Bin for My House?
If you live INSIDE the City of Youngstown (within city limits – not Boardman, Poland, Liberty, Austintown, etc.), fill out this form or call our office at 330-744-7526 to request your free bin be delivered to your door.
If you live OUTSIDE the City of Youngstown, each Township Building or City Hall for your municipality has recycling bins free for pickup. Call your township or city administration office for locations and hours of operation.
Recycling is good for you, good for Youngstown and good
for the environment!