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Recycling Center

Recycling Attendant:
    Merle Abernethy
Supervisor Liaison:
    Diane Holliday-Welsh 
The Lakewood Recycling Center is located near the Town Hall at 3110 Strand Road.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Inside the shed, all the bins are Mixed Containers.  There is no need to sort out the different colors of glass from the plastics or the metal cans; they can all go into the same bin. 

Mixed paper, cardboard (and brown paper bags), and newspapers each have a separate bin outside.

Aluminum cans (clean & crushed) go into the can shed.

See columns to the right for more information on recycling materials.
Stop in and check it out. 
Happy Recycling!
Please, DO NOT leave recycled materials if the shed is closed. This will be considered a dumping violation.


The following materials
are accepted at the

Lakewood Recycling Center

  •  Check the bottom of containers to make sure they are labeled #1-7
  •  Rinse all food containers
  •  No FILM or FOAM. This includes any styrofoam, plastic bags or wrap
  •  No plastic cups, plates or utensils
  •  No buckets
  •  No plastic that contained motor oil, antifreeze or other automotive fluids
  • Caps and lids can be included


  • Press or pasteboard boxes and packaging (cereal and pop boxes, packing and clothing inserts, legal pad backing, etc.)
  • Paper of any color 
  • Copy machine and un-coated fax machine paper 
  • Envelopes with or without windows or self-adhesive 
  • Tablets, legal pads and notebook paper 
  • Junk mail 
  • Glossy pamphlets and brochures 
  • Manila folders and envelopes 
  • Newsletters 
  • Shredded paper 
  • Carbon-less paper 
  • Paper ream wrappers 
  • Phone books 
  • Magazines 
  • All colors of glass are accepted for recycling 
  • Rinse all food containers 
  • Labels do not need to be removed 
  • Do not include any window glass, canning jars, ceramics, dishes or drinking glasses

  • Rinse all food containers
  • Labels do not need to be removed
  • Cans do not have to be flattened 
  • Do not include any non-food and beverage cans or scrap metal


  • Cardboard that has a wavy layer in between two pieces of thick paper 
  • Cardboard with printing or color 
  • No cardboard covered with paint, grease or other contaminants 
  • No waxed cardboard 
  • Paper bags 


  • Newsprint and advertisements
  • No paper bags