Employees of the Solid Waste Department pick up curbside recyclables from residential accounts within the corporation limits. There is no charge for this service. Recyclables can be placed in a City blue recycle bin or similar bin.  If more than one bin is set out, recyclables must be pre-sorted. Recyclables are collected the same day as your regular trash pick-up. Recycling bins must be placed at the curb (not alleys) by 7:00 a.m. You should print your address on the side of the recycling bin.

Newspapers and Mixed Paper

  • Please place all paper material in a paper bag. Place the bag next to the recycling bin. There is a limit of two paper or mixed paper sacks per household.
  • Do not leave out when raining.
  • Separate regular paper from shiny paper.

Glass Bottles and Jugs

  • All green, clear, brown glass, food and beverage containers can be recycled. No window glass or drinking cups.
  • All glass containers should be rinsed out and have lids removed.

Plastic Bottles and Jugs

  • Soda bottles, milk and juice jugs and liquid detergent bottles fall into this category. NO motor oil or antifreeze containers!
  • Rinse out containers and remove caps before putting into bin.
  • #1 and #2 plastics only! When in doubt, look at the bottom of the container - if it has #1 PETE or #2 HDPE, it can be put in the bin. Please crush to conserve space.

Aluminum, Bi-Metal, Tin/Steel Beverage and Food Cans

  • All aluminum and bi-metal tin/steel food cans can be recycled.
  • Labels must be removed.
  • Rinse out containers.
  • You can save space by crushing the cans before placing them in the recycling bin.

Saturday Recycling Schedule:
January 7, 2017      4H Group    8:00 am - 10:30 am

January 21, 2017    4H Group    8:00 am - 10:30 am




Recyclables are sorted primarily at curbside, except plastics that are co-mingled and sorted at the Auglaize County Recycling Facility. The curbside operation is completed by one person utilizing one route truck. All recyclables are taken to the Auglaize County Recycling Facility on River Road. The City is reimbursed for all recyclables pre-sorted before delivery to the County facility. In addition, Recycling Collection maintains the volunteer Recycling Center on Chestnut Street. At this location, volunteers man the center on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The materials brought to the volunteer center are often generated by residents outside the corporation limit who are not served by curbside collection, or by households wishing to recycle large quantities of material, including cardboard. The proceeds from the recycling collection go to the volunteer organization sorting the recycling items. If you have an organization wishing to participate in a recycling event to earn funds, contact the City Solid Waste Department.

A limited cardboard route is available to several commercial accounts on the City of St. Marys' commercial hopper service.

NOTICE:  Paint is no longer accepted at the drop-off site on Chestnut Street.  It must be taken to the Auglaize County Recycling Center on River Road.  Please call (419) 394-1270 for more information and on times paint is accepted.  Click the link below to view more information about items accepted at the Auglaize County Recycling Facility. 

 Auglaize County Recycling Facility Household Hazardous Pricing Information