Erie Recycling Center

The Town of Erie Department of Public Works maintains a Recycling Center which accepts Commingled Containers and Mixed Paper.  

1000 Briggs Street (north of Downtown and adjacent to the South Water Reclamation Facility).  
Hours: Open 24 hours

Single Stream Recycling
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes (must be broken down) – Cereal boxes
  • #1-7 Plastic tubs and screw-top jars (No lids, No #7 PLA compostable; Do not flatten)
  • Cans (Do not crush or flatten)
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper milk/ juice cartons (No foil pouches;  Do not flatten)
  • Clean, balled aluminum foil (2” or larger) and pie pans
  • Loose metal jar lids and steel bottle caps
  • Magazines, brochures and catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • White or pastel office paper
  • File folders
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Opened mail and greeting cards
  • Paperback books
  • Empty aerosol cans and no caps
Please follow these guidelines carefully. Flatten all cardboard boxes. Empty and rinse all containers. Do not flatten containers.

The Center Does Not Accept
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Tops
  • Shredded Paper
  • Hard-Back Books
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tyvek® Envelopes
  • Plastic 6-Pack Holders
  • Needles or Syringes
  • Paper Ream Wrappers
  • Plastic Microwave Trays
  • Frozen Food Containers
  • Mirrors, Ceramics or Pyrex®
  • Light Bulbs, Plates or Vases
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Window Glass
  • Hazardous or Bio-Hazardous Waste
  • Plastics Other Than Those Listed
  • Tissues, Paper Towels, Napkins
  • Waxed Paper or Waxed Cardboard
  • Stickers or Sheets of Address Labels
  • Kraft® (orange/brown) envelopes
  • Styrofoam® or Paper To-Go Containers