Today: April 25, 2018


The Barnesville Recycling Center accepts free of charge from residents a wide variety of items for recycling including newspapers, phone directories, glass bottles, plastic bottles, magazines and cardboard boxes.

The Recycling Center is located at 205 Front Street North, across from Wells Fargo Bank. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 Noon to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 Noon.

For a small fee residents are able to drop off a variety of other household items. Call City for specific info on items and charges. Water softener units can be put in garbage.


Click to view the Clay County Recycling Guide.


Aluminum Cans
Rinse, flatten. DO NOT MIX WITH TIN CANS.
NO foil, pie tins, lawn chairs, aluminum doors, or any other aluminum.

Tin/Steel/Bi-Metal Cans
Clean, remove labels, flatten if possible with lids inside of can.
NO paint cans, pesticide cans, car parts, or other scrap iron.

Glass Bottles & Jars
Clean, remove caps/lids/rings. Labels OK!
Metal lids go in with steel cans.
Sort by color: clear; brown/yellow; green/blue NO opaque colored bottles and jars, lightbulbs, window glass, mirrors, dishes, drinking glasses, mugs, crystal, corning/pyrex/visionware, TV tubes, leaded glass, chemical/medicine bottles, test tubes, candle holders, or any other glass which is not a bottle or jar. These materials will cause rejection of the entire load.

Plastic #1 & #2 Containers (# on bottom of bottle)
Clean, remove caps/rings/lids and discard, flatten.
#1 containers (clear/green soda bottles, salad dressings)
#2 containers (narrow-mouth bottles: i.e. milk jugs, orange juice, detergents, shampoos; wide-mouth containers: i.e. whip cream, margarine, some cottage cheese, etc.)
NO motor oil bottles, solvent or pesticide bottles, styrofoam, plastic cups, plastic bags and film, hard plastic (toys, pails, etc.), syringes, nor any #3 through #7 plastics.

Newspaper & Phone Directories
Stack in paper grocery bags, colored inserts OK! NO magazines, cardboard or any other paper mixed with news.
Newspaper must be free of food, paint, fish waste, etc.

Cardboard & Containerboard
Flatten, 3 ft. x 3 ft. maximum size, cut to size.
Corrugated cardboard: clean, non-waxed.
Containerboard: gray/brownboard (food, beverage)
NO pizza boxes or any other food-contaminated cardboard (i.e., milk, orange juice, raisins, etc.).
NO tinfoil-coated containers (i.e., potato chips, peanuts, etc.).

Magazines, Junk Mail, Scrap Paper
Glossy and non-glossy magazines, catalogues, TV guides, school papers, junk mail, envelopes, birthday and holiday cards without glitter or foil.
NO plastic bags, plastic cards, books, spiral notebooks and calendars (unless spiral is removed), facial tissue, paper plates, paper towels, fast food containers

The following materials are also accepted at the Recycling Center. Special fees apply as noted below and are to be paid at the Recycling Center.

(without rim)
Fee applies.

Major Appliances
Residential/commercial furnaces, boilers, dehumidifiers, water heaters, air conditioners, clothes washers/dryers, dishwasher, freezers, refrigerators, stoves and microwave ovens. Fee applies

Yard Waste
The compost bin is located at the Recycling Center for your use. The branch burn pile is located by the lagoons for you to dispose of sticks and branches. This area is open daily for your convenience. PLEASE no garbage, furniture, carpet, etc. at the brush pile.

The city does not have a place for disposal of cement or other demolition. Dumping of such materials is illegal and subject to fines.

Clay County has a variety of recycling programs that may be of interest to Barnesville residents. Click on the programs below for more information.

For more information on recycling, compost or any other hazardous waste issues, please contact the City Hall at 218 354-2292.