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Residential Recycling Guidelines

What to Recycle

 The following are all items that can be recycled in your bin. 

  • newspaper (with inserts)
  • magazines/catalogs
  • telephone directories
  • office/school paper
  • advertising/junk mail
  • kraft brown paper bags
  • corrugated cardboard
  • paperboard/chipboard
  • All plastic bottles and containers with these symbols underneath:

Recycling Symbols

Aspetic Packaging
  • aluminum cans
  • steel or tin cans
  • bottles and jars only
  • brown, green, and clear glass
  • juice boxes
  • milk cartons
Items Not Accepted for Recyling
  • wire hangers
  • mirrors, lightbulbs, window glass, or ceramics
  • soiled paper fibers (oily pizza boxes, paper napkins, etc)
  • batteries
  • styrofoam, wood, plastic film, plastic bags, plastic toys, or diapers
  • electronics (see below for Oswego's Electronics Recycling program)


Electronics Recycling

NEW Curbside Electronic Recycling Program

The Village of Oswego’s waste hauler, Groot Industries, collects electronic waste for curbside collection at no additional charge to the resident. With 24-hour notice, electronic materials including CRT or tube style televisions will be collected. Accepted electronics include: 

  • computers and monitors
  • video game consoles
  • electric mice
  • printers
  • scanners
  • televisions
  • video cassette recorders
  • digital video disc recorders
  • digital converter boxes
  • electronic keyboards
  • cable receivers
  • fax machines
  • small scale servers
  • satellite receivers
  • digital video disc players
  • portable digital music players

To request electronic collection, please contact Groot at 1-877-775-1200. 

Please be aware that there may be a charge for items requiring more than a single person to lift. This charge is determined by Groot Industries.

If you have questions regarding recycling or disposal of other electronic items not found on this page, please call Groot Industries, Inc. at (877) 40-GROOT


Hard-to Recycle Items

Still have questions about what to do with hard-to-recycle items? The Village maintains a Reuse & Recycle Quick Guide that lists organizations that accept a variety of household items, from blankets to tires, for repurposing or recycling. Download it here