Recycling Information


The Authority operates a state-of-the-art single stream processing system. The single stream processing system began operation in 2012, taking the place of the Authority’s previous dual stream processing system that was built in 1991. The single stream processing system makes recycling easier and more convenient for residents and businesses, and the collection of recyclables is more efficient. Under the regional RecycleOne program, the Authority accepts all recyclable items - paper, plastic, metal and glass - mixed together. Recyclables must be placed in your recycling container loose, with NO plastic bags, string or twine. The only exception to the “no bag” rule is shredded paper, which should be placed in a large clear bag for recycling.

The Recycling Center has the capability to recover maximum volumes from the waste stream, thereby allowing our region to reduce its dependence on landfills. Hundreds of businesses, industries, and institutions in Oneida and Herkimer Counties utilize the Recycling Center for the disposal of recyclable materials.


Office recyclables should be collected from their bins at the same time trash is collected. Recyclables can be stored until a desired quantity has been accumulated and then delivered directly to the Authority’s Recycling Center located at 80 Leland Avenue in Utica. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. There is NO CHARGE to deliver recyclables to the Recycling Center. Companies that generate a large amount of office recyclables on a regular basis might find it easier to contract with a solid waste hauler to collect and deliver their recyclables. Find out what works best for your company.


There is a wide variety of specialized recycling storage and collection containers currently manufactured. Recycling containers include small corrugated cardboard boxes, baskets, or bins for use next to desks, large containers for indoor storage of materials, and very large dumpster-like outdoor collection containers. Many manufacturers will customize containers. Some large containers have special lids to help avoid inappropriate material from being deposited in them. (Contact the Authority for RecycleOne bin decals or FREE recycling boxes.) For more information please Contact Us.