If You Live in the City of Dayton, it's Free & Easy to Recycle at Home!

It's as easy as tossing newspapers, plastic bottles or other recyclables in a recycling bin instead of a trash can. All you have to do is use your free City of Dayton recycling bin (you can choose the 96-gallon “Big Bin” or the 32-gallon “Lil’ Bin").
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Recycling saves more than just the environment-it saves the community lots of money, too. It costs the City of Dayton $38.25 for every ton of garbage sent to a landfill. However, the City of Dayton pays $20.00 for every ton of recycle sent to the Recycling Center. This is a savings of $18.25 a ton and what you recycle does not end up in the landfill. As the community recycles more, the City further reduces its landfill costs and helps taxpayers save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year! All it takes is more participation by people like you!

Look up your recycling pick-up dates
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Here's how to get your free recycling bin (sizes 32 or 96-gallon):
  • Visit
  • Use Dayton Delivers from your smart phone, tablet or desktop
  • Call 937-333-4800

Some Easy Guidelines

  • Recycle newspapers, magazines, cardboard and any paper products not soiled by food or liquids. Also, bottle and cans.
  • No food or liquids should be included
  • Rinse containers before recycling
  • Remove caps and lids before recycling
  • Place recycling containers at least 5 feet from waste containers on pickup day.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District accepts household recyclables, paint, batteries, motor oil, fluorescent lights, electronics, computers and tires from personally owned vehicles. For more information call 937-225-4999.