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Refuse & Recycling

The stickers on the refuse Toters indicate items we do not accept in refuse collection as well as the proper positioning for Toters, large items, and yard waste bags. The stickers on the recycling Toters indicate what items are accepted for recycling. If the item is not on the sticker we do not accept it for recycling. Remember, if in doubt, throw it out.

Curbside Collection of Refuse & Recycling is available to single-family households and multi-units six or less. Household refuse and recycling are collected weekly using City-issued Toters. Toters may be set to the curb after 6:00 PM the night prior to collection day and must be set out by 7:00 AM on scheduled collection day. After collection, Toters must be removed from the right-of-way and stored on your property in a manner that is not visually distracting to you or your neighbors.

Collection Delays

Collection delays occur only for the 6 major holidays:
Note: There will be a delay the week of April 8, 2024 due to anticipated traffic/travelers in town for the solar eclipse.

  • New Year's Day  
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day  
Refuse Collection Schedule

To find your refuse and recycling collection day, navigate to or search for your address. Clicking on the street or referencing the legend will allow you to find your collection day.

Please note, Seventh Street is divided into north and south collection days. Be sure to verify your collection day and place your Toters our for collection on the appropriate day.

Click to view the full page Refuse Collection Schedule

Refuse & Recycling Information

Christmas Tree Recycling
Curbside collection of Christmas trees will be the week of January 9, 2023, on the same day as your garbage collection. All trees must be free of decorations and set to the street. There is no tree collection in alleys.
Large Item Collection

Large Item Collection for items that are too large to fit in Toters, such as furniture and mattresses. Items should be placed at least 2 feet from the Toters. Mattresses, toppers and box springs must be placed in separate, sealed plastic bags for Curbside Collection. Tires require special notification to the Department of Public Service at 419-872-8020.

Recycle Wood County 24 Hour Drop-Off
Recycle Wood County 24 Hour Drop-Off is available for apartment residents who do not have curbside recycling. This recycling service is provided by the Wood County Solid Waste Management District (WCSWMD) is located at 26609 Lime City Road adjacent to the Perrysburg Township office complex. Consult the WCSWMD district webpage for details and FAQ.

Please note: Cardboard is not accepted for recycling.
Glass Recycling

Since May 10, 2021 the City of Perrysburg stopped the curbside collection of glass. City residents can bring their glass bottles, jars, and glass drinking bottles to:

  • O-I Glass Recycling Drop-Off Center (1890 Wilkinson Way), Available daily dawn to dusk
  • Department of Public Service (11980 Roachton Road), Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)
  • Department of Public Utilities (211 East Boundary), Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm (excluding holidays)

Residents are encouraged to continue their commitment to recycling and to utilize one of the three glass recycling drop-off locations. Residents who choose not to recycle their glass at one of these convenient locations may dispose of their glass in their gray refuse Toter.  All glass placed in the gray refuse Toter will be taken to the landfill and not recycled.


  • Paper
  • Cardboard/Paperboard
  • Paper Food Containers
  • Mixed Plastics (#1, #2, #4, #5, #6, & #7)
  • Aluminum and Steel Cans


  • Glass
  • Plastic Bags/Plastic Wrap
  • Food/Liquid
  • Foam Container/Packaging
  • Shredded Paper
  • Scrap Metal
Appliances must have doors removed or duct-taped shut for safety concerns.
Building Materials
Building and remodeling materials are not accepted. These items must be taken to the landfill. The following items such as, but not limited to, are not accepted curbside: cupboards, doors, drywall, lumber, sinks, and toilets.
Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard may be recycled in your blue recycle Toter.

Excess cardboard may be taken to the Bowling Green Recycling Center, 1040 North College, Bowling Green, OH 43402. This site is available 24/7.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal
Year-round safe disposal is available at Environmental Recycling in Bowling Green or Heritage Environmental in Toledo.

Both companies charge fees for disposal.
Mattresses, Mattress Toppers, and Box Springs
Mattresses, mattress toppers, and box springs must be placed in separate, sealed plastic bags for Curbside Collection. Residents may use the plastic bags the new mattress or box spring came in.

Home Depot and Lowe's sells plastic mattress bags that can be used for disposal.
Tires require special notification to the Department of Public Service (419-872-8020) for Curbside Collection.
Yard Waste Disposal
  • Yard Waste Disposal is a Pay-As-You-Throw program.
  • Only 30-gallon generic paper yard waste bags, bundled brush, or resident-owned Toters with proper City disposal tags will be collected. Do not place yard waste in City-issued Toters.  Directions for collection procedures are printed on the City disposal tags.
  • Yard waste is collected by a subcontracted service on the same day as garbage during the months of April through November. During the months of December through March, residents must call Modern Disposal at 419-874-2966 to be placed on the list for collection on Wednesdays.

Toter Information

Toter Collection Instructions
  • Only City-issued Toters will be emptied.
  • Toters may be set out after 6:00 PM the night before collection day.
  • Toters must be set out for collection by 7:00 AM to ensure collection by City crews.
  • After collection, store Toters on your property in a manner that is not visually distracting to you or your neighbors.
  • Do not leave Toters at the street after collection day.
  • Lids must be kept closed to keep rain, snow, and animals out of the Toter.
  • All items must fit in the Toter with the lid closed.
  • Do not place items on the closed lid of the Toter.
  • If unacceptable items are in the Toters, crews will stop emptying the Toter. The resident is then responsible for correcting the problem.
Toter Placement
  • Place the Toter in the street lawn – the area between the sidewalk and the edge of the street.
  • Do not place Toters in the street.
  • Toters must be out of and clear of storage corrals.
  • Do not block driveway and garage access of neighbors with Toters.
  • Set Toters with the lid opening facing the street and the handle facing away from the street.
  • Do not lean any items against Toters.
  • Make certain the lid of the Toter is closed.
  • Place Toters a minimum of 2 feet from all obstructions including fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes, parked cars, and utility poles.
  • There must be a minimum of 2 feet between Toters, all large item collection, and yard waste.
General Information
  • Do not leave Toters in the public right-of-way after collection day.
  • Store Toters on your property in a manner that is not visually distracting to you or your neighbors.
  • The Toter is the property of the City of Perrysburg and is intended only for residential use.
  • If you move, leave the Toters at the residence for the new residents.
  • Improper use of the Refuse or Recycle Toters includes, but is not limited to:
    • Toters left in the public right-of-way.
    • Abuse or destruction of the Toter outside of normal wear and tear.
    • Uses deemed inappropriate by the City.
Grey Toter is for Refuse

Garbage and trash can be placed in the Refuse Toter including:

  • Medical Waste
    • IV bags, tubing, bandages, and child/adult diapers must /strong> be in secured plastic bags/containers.
    • Sharps must be in a sealed laundry or bleach plastic container and labeled as sharps.
  • Pet Waste
    • Pet waste must be in a sealed bag or container.
  • Street/Yard Fruit only for the following:
    • Acorns
    • Apples
    • Buckeyes
    • Maple seed spinners
    • Nuts
    • Osage oranges
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Pinecones
    • Pods from Catalpa or Locust trees
    • Walnuts


No construction or remodeling materials including, but not limited to:

  • Bathroom fixtures such as showers, sinks, toilets, or vanities.
  • Bricks, blocks, cabinets, countertops, concrete, or tile.
  • Doors and door framing of all types.
  • Drywall or lumber of any type.
  • Fencing, landscape pavers, or timbers.
  • Hot tubs.
  • Plumbing pipe or fixtures.

No yard waste including, but not limited to:

  • Branches, brush, stumps, or twigs.
  • Cornstalks, ornamental grass, straw, or weeds.
  • Garden debris from flower or vegetable gardens.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, or mulch of any type.
  • Rocks, stones, sod, soil, or dirt.

No liquids including, but not limited to:

  • Cooking oil or grease.
  • Paint of any type.

Liquids must be absorbed in kitty litter or other absorbent material (not sand or soil). After the liquid is totally absorbed, place in a sealed container, then in the Refuse Toter.

No highly flammable or explosive materials including, but not limited to:

  • Ammunition, lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries, or motor oil.
  • CFL light bulbs. (These can be recycled free at Lowe's.)
Blue Toter is for Recycling
  • There is no need to sort items with single-stream recycling.
  • Do not put recycling in bags. Place items loose in the Toter.
  • Items left on the ground will not be collected as recycling. They will be collected as garbage.

Single Stream Recycling is for:

  • Aluminum cans and containers
  • Cardboard cartons and chipboard
  • Metal cans and containers
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Steel/tin cans and containers
Consult the sticker that is on the Toter. Remember - If in doubt, throw it out.

Curbside Recycling is not for:

  • Batteries
  • Dinnerware, cooking pots, or utensils
  • Ceramic or terra cotta pots
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Light bulbs
  • Plastic bags
  • #3 Plastics
  • Scrap metal
  • Small appliances
Remember, just because it has a recycle logo and number does not mean it can always be recycled
  • The logo and number indicate the type of plastic resin – not its recyclability.
  • Different localities have different markets that purchase their recycling.
  • What is acceptable for recycling in one city may not be accepted in another city.

Aluminum Cans and Containers

  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans

Do Not Recycle:

  • Aluminum siding or building material
  • Foil gift wrapping paper
  • Foil candy, juice, snack bags, or pouches
  • Scrap metal

Cardboard and Chipboard

  • Boxes of all types:
    • Beverage
    • Cereal
    • Dry and frozen food
    • Gift boxes
    • Laundry detergent
    • Moving
    • Paper egg cartons – NOT Styrofoam
    • Shoe
    • Soap
    • Tissue
  • Cardboard tubes from:
    • Aluminum foil, parchment paper, saran wrap, and wax paper
    • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
    • Wrapping paper


  • All cardboard and chipboard must be inside the Toter
  • Remove food debris from all boxes
  • Remove all plastic inner packaging because it is not recyclable
  • Remove all Styrofoam packaging because it is not recyclable

Do Not Recycle:

  • Boxes with Styrofoam packing inside
  • Pizza boxes that have food debris and/or grease stains


Examples of acceptable items:

  • Coffee creamer
  • Egg whites and egg substitutes
  • Frozen food
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Juice boxes (not juice pouches)
  • Milk cartons
  • Protein drinks
  • Soup and broth
  • Wine


  • Empty all food and liquids
  • Label and lids can remain on containers
  • No foil drink or juice pouches


  • Advertisement packets
  • Brochures
  • Cardboard mailing envelopes and boxes
  • Catalogs and magazines
  • Envelopes with windows
  • File folders
  • Gift wrapping paper (no foil or tissue paper)
  • Greeting cards, envelopes, index cards, and postcards
  • Junk mail
  • Loose leaf and pads of paper
  • Moving packing paper
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Paper gift bags and wrapping paper
  • Paper grocery and shopping bags
  • Paperback books
  • Phone books


  • Remove newspapers from plastic bags
  • Remove metal and/or plastic bindings
  • Stamps, paper clips, staples, and tape are okay

Do Not Recycle:

  • Bows and ribbons
  • Candy wrappers
  • Envelopes with bubble pack or any type of padding
  • Hardback books (drop off at the Department of Public Service for recycling)
  • Metallic or foil gift wrap
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Paper plates, napkins, tissues, and paper towels
  • Pet food bags because they have a moisture barrier
  • Tissue wrapping paper
  • Tyvek mailing envelopes


  • Rigid plastic bottles, jugs, jars, tubs, cups, containers, and lids with the numbers 1, 2, or 4 through 7
  • NO #3 Plastic

Bottles and Containers

  • Clear, see-through clamshell carryout containers (not the type which is opaque)
  • Condiment bottles, jars, and containers
  • Empty medicine bottles (prescription and over-the-counter drugs)
  • Flower pots and nursery flats (no 6 pack plant containers)
  • Haircare bottles and containers (dispose of pumps)
  • Juice and water bottles
  • Laundry supply containers
  • Milk jugs
  • Peanut butter jars
  • Plastic drinking cups and glasses (one-time and multiple use)
  • Soda bottles of all sizes
  • Tubs
    • Butter and yogurt
    • Cottage cheese
    • Sour cream
  • Tupperware type food storage containers
  • Water bottles and jugs

Steel Cans

  • Food cans
  • Juice cans


  • Labels may be left on

Do Not Recycle

  • Aerosol cans
  • Containers that held toxic or poisonous substances
  • Empty paint cans (put in the Refuse Toter)
  • Propane gas tanks of any size or type
    • These items can be recycled by special collection ONLY