Lenawee County Recycling Center

Recycling Compactors

Compactors should NOT be opened if the compactors are operating; break down all boxes and do NOT fill the chute to the door opening.  Add a few at a time so the compactor can compress the items; let compactor complete its process and repeat.

DO NOT open the door of the compactor while it is running, as this will jam the unit and put it out of service. DO NOT press any buttons on the control panel, as this prevents the compactor from operating and creates jamming issues for the next person.  Please DO NOT cram more materials into the compactor if it is jammed. Instead call 517-264-4511 to advise us on a jammed unit or other issue.

Please be considerate of the next person who may wish to use the facility
and keep the equipment operating.

Container One

Container One holds items such as:

  • Clean aluminum foil pans
  • Clear and colored glass
  • Plastics #1 - 7
  • Tin cans

Container Two

Container Two holds items such as:

  • Cardboard
  • Chipboard
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper

Preparing Your Recyclables

  • Cardboard and chipboard should have paper removed and be crushed to save space.
  • Glass containers should be clean and empty. Leave lids on the container. Labels can stay.
  • Mixed papers should be clean and dry. This includes office paper, junk mail, phone books, and magazines.
  • Newspapers should be clean and dry. Do not bundle with string or rope. Instead, place them in grocery bags.
  • No broken glass, window glass, or non-container glass.
  • Plastics #1 - 7 should be rinsed and crushed. Leave lids and rings on bottles.
  • Please remove recyclables from the container you transported them in before placing the materials in the recycling bins.
  • Tin and aluminum should have all labels removed. No aerosol or paint solvent containers, and no aluminum foil, pie tins, or food trays.