Recycling

Southern Recycling provides weekly subscription curbside recycling to City residents.  All Bowling Green residents have access to the program and the monthly fee appears on your BGMU or Warren County Water bill. 

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Follow the preparation instruction and guidelines for acceptable materials, and place the 14-gallon red plastic recycling bin at your curb to be picked up on your designated recycling day each week.  There is no need to separate materials.  Acceptable materials include the following:

Newspaper--  All newsprint and items that come in the paper.  Magazines are accepted, but no junk mail.

Cardboard--  All corrugated, broken down, or lying flat.

Glass Bottles & Jars--  Unbroken glass containers, clear, brown, and green, such as soda bottles, beer bottles, jelly jars.  Please remove all lids and metal rings and rinse out residue.  Labels may be left on.  Please, no ceramics, plate glass, or any other glass.

Plastic Containers--  #1 and #2 Plastic Bottles (These markings are usually on the bottom of these containers.)  This basically includes plastic milk jugs and plastic beverage containers.  Please remove the lid and ring from the top, rinse out jugs and flatten.  Please, no plastic toys, motor oil containers, pesticide containers or other harmful or hazardous containers.

Aluminum & Tin Beverage and Food Containers--  Please rinse out cans.  No paint cans, aerosol cans or other potentially harmful or hazardous cans.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Southern Recycling provides a 14-gallon red recycling bin and information on recycling procedures for what can and cannot be recycled in the City's program.  Items collected include #1 and #2 plastic bottles, newspaper, aluminum, tin and clear/green/brown glass bottles as described above.  The monthly fee appears on your Bowling Green Municipal Utilities or Warren County Water bill.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Southern Recycling, 620 Clay St., 781-3265

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