Drive Thru Recycling Center

Located at 1205 E. Second Street, Ottawa use the drive closest to the railroad tracks and follow it back to the last building and last overhead door Current hours Monday-Friday 9 am -5 pm Closed on Holidays and County Level 3 snow emergencies 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month 8-11 am

Kalida Recycling Center

Located on ST RT 114, Kalida Village Garage/Union Township Building

Recyclable items

Paper bin

Magazines, office paper, catalogs, copy paper, envelopes, phone books, junk mail and newspapers. Please take out of plastic bags.

Cardboard bin

Flattened/broken down corrugated sheets and boxes, flattened chipboard (cake, cereal, cracker boxes), file folders, poster board, paper egg cartons, and pizza boxes. Please cut out any oil contamination in pizza boxes.   Please cut down large boxes and remove any plastic or styrofoam.

Plastic bin

Plastics with the number 1 or 2.  Examples milk jugs, two liter bottles, water bottles, shampoo or laundry bottles, etc.  TIP: Not all plastic container numbers match their lids. No black plastic at all. At this time the 1s and 2s can be combined together.

Metal bin

All cans, aluminum, tin, lids, and aluminum foil that does not have food on or in any of these items.  No aerosol cans. *Starting in Summer 2023, we also have a separate bin for scrap metal and appliances now also.

Glass Bin – Glass ONLY! 

Clean FOOD and BEVERAGE containers only.  Any color glass. Please remove plastic & metal lids and put them in the correct bins.

What cannot be recycled

• No Styrofoam
• No plastic bags and No Black Plastic
• No Paper containers with wax or plastic coatings are not recyclable such as pet food bags, frozen food packages, salt bags and milk/juice containers. 
• Containers must be rinsed of food and other contaminants
• At this time we ask there be no pane glass or plexi-glass, paint or paint cans, aerosol cans, tires, televisions, batteries, light bulbs, construction materials or any type of household garbage/hazardous waste be put into the recycling bins.  Please see our ‘Resources’ section for other alternatives for the disposal of these items.

 **Items collected at mobile sites are NOT always the same items accepted at permanent sites.  All recycling needs to be clean.  Please do not put items that are not recyclable in the bins and read all labels for clarification or call our office.**