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.

Hazardous Materials

  • No hazardous material containers of any kind. Nor do we accept 5 gallon containers of latex paint. Check with Habitat for Humanity

Plastic Bags

  • No plastic bags

  • No Ziplock plastic bags.

  • For more information on where to recycle plastic bags and plastic film, go to


  • 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.