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

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

Town of Erie Recycling Center

Single Stream Recycling


  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes (must be broken down) – Cereal boxes
  • #1-7 Plastic tubs & screw-top jars  - no lids, no #7 PLA compostable, do not flatten
  • Cans -do not crush or flatten
  • Loose metal jar lids & steel bottle caps
  • Glass bottles & 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 & steel bottle caps
  • Magazines, brochures & catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • White or pastel office paper
  • File folders
  • Newspapers & inserts
  • Opened mail & greeting cards
  • Paperback books
  • Empty aerosol cans  no caps


Please follow these guidelines carefully

Flatten all cardboard boxes. Empty and rinse all containers. Do not flatten containers.


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












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