Materials We Collect


  • Newspaper-including inserts
  • Mixed paper-including writing, copy paper, magazines, envelopes, folders, paper board/Kleenex boxes, etc.
  • Shredded paper must be in a bag.
  • Cardboard. Please flatten.


  • All plastic containers with a recycling symbol
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic stretch film (soft plastic)
  • No Styrofoam
  • No containers used for hazardous materials such as antifreeze or motor oil


  • Food & beverage containers only
  • Emptied & rinsed
  • Labels are ok
  • No ceramics or cookware
  • No vases, mirrors or window glass
  • No fluorescent or light bulbs


  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Aluminum foil or pie tins
  • Emptied & rinsed
  • Labels are ok
  • No cast iron or other metals

Business hours for The Columbus Telegram are Monday thru Friday, 8am - 5pm.