Lowell – South Curbside Recycling

Your recycling collection is referred to as “single-stream” or “comingled” recycling. This means that all recyclables go into your recycling cart together and do not need to be sorted. Materials are sorted at a single-stream sorting facility after collection.

This recycling guide is only applicable to Lowell residents south of the Grand River. If you are located north of the Grand River, please click here for your recycling guidelines and calendar.

Accepted Items

corrugated cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Flatten boxes; remove large staples and plastic wrap; tape and labels are okay; must be clean; Do NOT bundle or tie together

NOT ACCEPTED: wax-coated boxes, 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases, greasy or dirty boxes

plastic

Plastic Bottles, Jugs and Grocery Bags

Must be stamped #1 through #7; NO STYROFOAM; must be clean and dry; labels are okay; throw away caps and lids; plastic bags must be stamped with a #2 or #4 recycle sign.

NOT ACCEPTED: plastics without recycle symbol and number (pool covers, tarps, pools, toys, zip-top bags, cling wrap), paper- or wax-coated milk or juice cartons, Styrofoam containers/packaging (plates, cups, take-out boxes, egg cartons, packing peanuts), syringes, garden hoses/rubber, furniture, pools, toys, buckets, barrels, free-flowing liquids, plastic caps and lids, glitter, ribbon or embellishments

mixed paper

Mixed Paper

Remove plastic strapping and rubber bands; put shredded paper in paper bags; plastic windows in envelopes are okay

NOT ACCEPTED: string, twine, stickers, coins or plastic stuck on papers, paper cartons and juice boxes, label or sticker paper, plastic-coated or waxy paper, spiral bound notebooks, books, pet food bags, glitter, ribbon or embellishments, photographs, greasy or dirty paper

metal cans & aluminum

Tin Cans & Aluminum

Rinse clean and flatten.

NOT ACCEPTED: paint cans, appliances, hangers, fencing, scrap metal, aerosol cans or containers with food residue

boxboard

Boxboard

Boxboard includes items like tissue boxes, cereal boxes and paper towel rolls. Break down and remove any contaminants (food, plastic or foil packaging)

NOT ACCEPTED: Styrofoam, wax- or foil-coated boxes, refrigerator or freezer boxes, including 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases

colored and clear glass bottles

Food & Beverage Glass

Accepted items include clear and colored glass jars and bottles. Rinse clean and remove lids and metal rings. Metal lids may be placed in your cart, but must be removed from the jar or bottle. Labels may be left on containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: Window panes, light bulbs, Pyrex, plate glass or automobile glass

Monthly Recycling Schedule

Observed holidays can be found at grangernet.com/schedule-guidelines. As indicated on the calendar, collections are delayed by one day when the holiday falls on a weekday.

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