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Community Recycling Drop-off Sites

Allen County residents who live in apartments or do not have access to curbside recycling can recycle items free of charge at any of ACDEM's Community Recycling Drop-off Sites.

Recycling Guidelines

Accepted Items

Aluminum cans


Glass (clear, green, brown, blue)

Paper (any kind)

Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes)

Plastics numbered 1-7

Steel cans


- Empty, rinse, and dry recyclables before placing in bin

- Flatten cardboard and bulky items

- Items should be sorted prior to drop off

- Leaving items outside of operating hours is illegal dumping

- Residential and nonprofit material only (call ACDEM for assistance with business recycling)


Dropping off material when an attendant is not present is illegal dumping and poses a danger to the public and employees.

ACDEM’s Community Recycling Drop-off Sites will be closed if the air temperature is at, around, or below zero, until the weather improves for the safety of attendants.


Byron Health Center lot (relocation from Sam's Club)

12101 Lima Road

Drop-off hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

ATTENTION: Starting Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, the Community Recycling Drop-off Site located at Sam’s Club on Lima Road will be closed. The new location will be in the parking area adjacent to the Byron Health Center (12101 Lima Road), starting Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

Southgate Plaza (behind)

281 East Pettit Avenue

Drop-off hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Stellhorn Village

4522 Maplecrest Road

Drop-off hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Little River Wetlands Project

5000 Smith Road

Drop-off hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


14701 Schwartz Road

Drop-off hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


110 1/2 South Street

Drop-off Hours (Monroeville only, no attendant): Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday: 12-4 p.m., Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other Recycling Drop-off Centers

Republic Services

2509 E. Pontiac St., Fort Wayne

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon

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