Refuse & Recycling
Please note: City offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. There will be a ONE day delay for Thursday and Friday refuse, recycle, and yard waste routes.
Curbside Collection of Refuse & Recycling is available to single-family households and multi-units six or less. Household refuse and recycling is 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 occur only for the 6 major holidays:
- 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.
Refuse & Recycling Information
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. The only item that requires special notification for Curbside Collection is tires.
Please note: Cardboard recycling is NOT accepted.
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.
- Mattresses, mattress toppers, and box springs must be placed in a sealed plastic bag for Curbside Collection. All mattresses and box springs must be in a sealed plastic bag for collection for the safety of City collection crews.
- Residents may use the plastic bag the new mattress or box spring came in. Home Depot and Lowe's sell plastic mattress bags that can be used for 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. 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.
- 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.
- If you have more refuse than will fit in the 96-gallon Toter more than two or three times a year, contact the Department of Public Service for an additional Toter.
- 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.
- Do not place items on lids of Toters.
- 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.
- 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.
Garbage and trash can be placed in the Refuse Toter including:
- Medical Waste
- IV bags, tubing, bandages, and child/adult diapers must 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:
- Maple seed spinners
- Osage oranges
- Pods from Catalpa or Locust trees
DO NOT PLACE IN REFUSE TOTER
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 Home Depot or Lowe's.)
- There is no need to sort items with single-stream recycling.
- Do not put recycling in bags. Place them 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
- Glass bottles and jars
- Metal cans and containers
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Plastic toys
- Steel/tin cans and containers
Curbside Recycling is not for:
- Dinnerware, cooking pots, or utensils
- Ceramic or terra cotta pots
- 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:
- Dry and frozen food
- Gift boxes
- Laundry detergent
- Paper egg cartons – NOT Styrofoam
- Cardboard tubes from:
- Aluminum foil, parchment paper, saran wrap, and wax paper
- Paper towel rolls toilet paper
- 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
Examples of acceptable items:
- Coffee creamer
- Egg whites and egg substitutes
- Frozen food
- Frozen yogurt
- Ice cream
- Juice boxes
- Milk cartons
- Protein drinks
- Soup and broth
- Empty all food and liquids
- Label and lids can remain on containers
- No foil drink or juice pouches
Glass Bottles and Jars
- Bottles and jars that contained beverages or food:
- Baby food jars
- Beer, liquor, soda, and wine
- Home canning jars
- All colors of glass are accepted
- Drain all fluids
- Labels, lids, and caps may remain on bottles and jars
Do Not Recycle:
- Beverage glasses or mugs
- Ceramic cooking dishes
- Ceramic, Corell, or Pyrex type dinnerware
- Light bulbs of any type
- Mirrors, picture frame glass, or window glass
- Advertisement packets
- Cardboard mailing envelopes and boxes
- Catalogs and magazines
- Envelopes with windows
- File folders
- Gift wrapping paper
- Greeting cards, envelopes, index cards, and postcards
- Hardback books only if you tear out all pages and then recycle the separated pages and cover
- Junk mail
- Loose leaf and pads of paper
- Moving packing paper
- Office paper
- Paper gift bags and wrapping paper
- Paper grocery and shopping bags
- Paperback books
- Phone books
- Shredded paper in a clear plastic bag with top secured
- Remove newspapers from plastic bags
- Remove metal and/or plastic bindings
- Stamps, paper clips, staples, and tape are okay
Do Not Recycle:
- Any bag that held an item that needed to stay dry
- Bows and ribbons
- Candy wrappers
- Envelopes with bubble pack or any type of padding
- 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
- Baby bottles, cups, and snap top food 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
- Juice and water bottles
- Laundry supply containers
- Milk jugs
- Peanut butter jars
- Plastic drinking cups and glasses (one time and multiple use)
- Soda bottles all sizes
- Butter and yogurt
- Cottage cheese
- Sour cream
- Tupperware type food storage containers
- Water bottles and jugs
Bulky Molded Plastic Containers
- Plastic buckets 5-gallon or smaller
- Laundry baskets
- Milkcrate storage containers
- Drain all fluids
- Labels, lids, and caps may remain on bottles and containers
Large Molded Plastic Toys
- Plastic toys that fit in the Recycle Toter
- You may disassemble larger toys such as:
- Ride-on toys
- Play kitchens, picnic tables, and swings
Do Not Recycle:
- Any container that contained toxic substances such as: automotive fluids, antifreeze, motor oil, or washer fluid
- Bubble wrap
- CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes, or VHS tapes
- Food pouches
- Plastic film or shrink-wrap
- Plastic shopping bags or dry cleaner bags (grocery stores accept for recycling)
- Plastic silverware, tableware or tablecloths
- Plastics marked as “PLA” or plant-based material
- Styrofoam of any type
Steel and Empty Aerosol Cans
- Aerosol cans that contained food (make certain they are empty)
- Cheese Whiz
- Food cans
- Juice cans
- Personal care items
- Hair spray
- Labels may be left on
Do Not Recycle
- 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