Recycling

If You Live in the City of Dayton, it's Free & Easy to Recycle at Home!


It's as easy as tossing newspapers, plastic bottles or other recyclables in a recycling bin instead of a trash can. All you have to do is use your free City of Dayton recycling bin (you can choose the 96-gallon “Big Bin” or the 32-gallon “Lil’ Bin").
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Recycling saves more than just the environment-it saves the community lots of money, too. It costs the City of Dayton $38.25 for every ton of garbage sent to a landfill. However, there is no cost for disposal of recyclables. As the community recycles more, the City further reduces its landfill costs and helps taxpayers save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year! All it takes is more participation by people like you!
Here's how to get your free recycling bin (sizes 32 or 96-gallon):
  • Visit recycledayton.org
  • Use Dayton Delivers from your smart phone, tablet or desktop
  • Call 937-333-4800

Some Easy Guidelines


  • Recycle plastics coded 1 through 7
  • Recycle newspapers, magazines, cardboard and any paper products not soiled by food or liquids. Also, bottle and cans.
  • No food or liquids should be included
  • Rinse containers before recycling
  • Remove caps and lids before recycling
  • Place recycling containers at least 5 feet from waste containers on pickup day.
The Montgomery County Solid Waste District accepts household recyclables, paint, batteries, motor oil, fluorescent lights, electronics, computers and tires from personally owned vehicles. For more information call 937-225-4999.