Curbside Recycling

The curbside recycling program fosters a cleaner, healthier community and environment. By recycling, residents are reducing the impact on landfills and promoting efficient use of natural resources.

Recycling is collected on the same day that trash is collected. Bins must be curbside by 7 a.m. next to your trash containers. Waste Management will pick up unlimited amounts of recycling, be sure bins are clearly marked, or call Waste Management for another bin.
  • Recyclables can be commingled and placed loosely in the bin.
  • Recyclables in trash bags are not accepted.
  • Corrugated cartons should be cut or reduced to 2' x 2' pieces and placed under the recycling bin.
  • All containers placed in the bin must be thoroughly rinsed.
  • Labels may remain intact on recycled items.
Containers should not be placed at the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection and must be removed within 12 hours of trash pickup. All collection bins are the property of Waste Management and are to be used only for the recycling program.

On Sept. 10, 2020, John Blessing with Waste Management presented current challenges with recycling to the Spring Hill City Council. The Council will consider those options at a future meeting. 

What materials can I put in my recycling bin?



  • Newspaper
  • Advertising inserts
  • Office paper
  • Chipboard
  • Telephone books
  • Carrier stock
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Manila file folders
  • Corrugated cartons
  • Foil
  • Envelopes
  • Steel (tin) food and beverage containers
  • #1-#7 plastics (except Styrofoam)
  • Yogurt or margarine tubs
  • Deli or salad bar containers
  • Aluminum food and beverage containers

Unacceptable materials

  • Glass
  • Blueprints
  • Scrap metal
  • Carbon paper
  • Drink pouches
  • Egg cartons
  • Film canisters
  • Photographs
  • Plastic bags
  • Gift wrap
  • Hanging folders
  • Hardback books
  • Microwave trays
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Paper plates or cups
  • Paper towels
  • Paperback books
  • Wax cardboard
  • Plastic cereal box or cake box liners
  • Automotive product bottles
  • Plastic lids or six-pack holders
  • Frozen food containers
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Frozen juice containers or straws
  • Trash
  • Vitamin or prescription bottles

Helpful information

Want to learn more about how to recycle better? The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District provides an excellent  Recycle Better guide on what can and can't go in your recycle bin.

Confusion is causing a lot of unacceptable materials to end up in curbside recycling bins. With the markets for recyclables in a fragile state, it is more important than ever that we collect only clean, acceptable materials. 

MARC Recycling Guide