Recycling Ordinance

The Adams County Recycling Ordinance States:

The hauler or drop-off site attendant may reject or leave material at the curb for the following reasons:

  • Recyclables mixed with garbage

  • Recycling placed in plastic bags (must be loose in a reusable bin or brown paper bag)


The Adams County Solid Waste & Recycling Department, any authorized officer, employee, or representative, including town officials and drop off site attendants, has the RIGHT to inspect your recyclable materials to make sure they are properly prepared and sorted. They also have the right to inspect your garbage to be sure recyclables are being separated.

No person may refuse access to any authorized representative who requests access for the purpose of inspections. No person may obstruct, hamper or interfere with such inspections.

Any person who violates a provision of the Recycling Ordinance may be issued a citation and required to forfeit not less than $92.30 (including court costs), not more than $1310 (including court costs), for each violation.