Garbage & Recycling


  • Residential – $19.00 month – Two 32 gallon containers per week
  • Senior Rate – $17.63 month – One 32 gallon container allowed per week
  • Buy extra tags at City Hall – $2.00

Garbage pickup in the NE, SE, and SW areas of town is early Friday morning. Pickup in the NW area is early Wednesday morning. Containers should be placed on the curb in front of your residence or in the alley behind your residence, depending on the common practice on your street.


Barnesville Recycling Center
205 Front Street North (across the street from Dobmeier Funeral Home)

Tuesday: 12:00-8:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

In response to many requests from our residents, the City of Barnesville will reopen the Recycling Center on Tuesday, April 21 utilizing a new SELF-SERVICE arrangement! Due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus, residents will need to follow specific rules to protect city staff, themselves and fellow residents. City staff will be onsite to offer direction, but you be required to sort your own recyclables into the appropriate bins. Hours will remain the same: Tuesdays and Thursday: 12 Noon – 8 pm and Saturdays 8 am – 12 Noon. If you have questions, contact City Hall at 354-2292.


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 link to find out more about these programs:

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