Items Not Accepted
No Plastics are currently accepted from anyone that is not a member of Recycle Livingston
Ink Jet Cartridges
We no longer accept any ink jet cartridges for recycling. Call Staples, Office Depot, or Cartridge World for details on their ink jet recycling programs.
We cannot accept drinking glasses, mirrors, perfume bottles, glass shelves or table tops, leaded glass, windows, auto glass, ceramic dishes or Pyrex glass.
No hazardous material containers of any kind. Nor do we accept 5 gallon containers of latex paint. Check with Habitat for Humanity
No plastic bags
No Ziplock plastic bags.
For more information on where to recycle plastic bags and plastic film, go to www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.
We cannot accept high heeled shoes, flip flops, slippers, or torn up shoes.
Some Specific Items We Cannot Accept:
No Water Softener Tanks
No Barbed Wire
No Carpeting or Carpet Padding
No Insulation Foam
No Smoke Detectors
No Varnishes, Pesticides, or Chemicals
No Glossy Snapshot Pictures
No Furniture or Mattresses
No Window Blinds
No Light Bulbs
No PVC Pipe – even though it may contain a recycling symbol. This plastic is too hard and brittle for our compactors to handle.
No Foil-like Gum Wrappers
No Fast Food Lids or Straws
No Dishes, Glass Cookware, or Drinking Glasses
No Wood or Wood Products such as Decks, Fencing, etc.
We cannot accept packing peanuts. Check with a local UPS store as they often accept them for reuse. Nor can we accept Styrofoam Insulation.
We cannot accept plastic lumber, plastic lattice or mini blinds.
You can contact the Livingston County Solid Waste Program for instruction on how to dispose of many hazardous or difficult items.