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Curbside Recycling FAQ's


Q: Do I own my cart?

A: Because the carts are designed to last 20 yrs. And because the carts are relatively expensive (about $50 each), the carts remain property of the Brown County Solid Waste Authority. Each one has a unique serial # and is attached to a specific address. The use of the cart for curbside recycling purposes is provided free to the residents of INCORPORATED Brown County Villages.

Q: What do I do if I move out of a Brown County village or quit curbside?

A: Simply call Adams Brown Recycling at 937-378-3431 to arrange to have your cart picked up.

Q: What if my cart breaks?

A: If you have any trouble with your cart please call Adams Brown Recycling at 937-378-3431 for a free repair.

Q: What if my cart is stolen?

A: Please notify Adams Brown Recycling at 937-378-3431 as soon as possible. Because each cart has its own unique serial #, we have a reasonable chance of recovering your cart. If you notice a cart that looks out of place, please let us know that as well. Curbside participants are not financially liable for the cost of a stolen cart, but we do ask you to take reasonable precaution to prevent theft. The Brown County Solid Waste Authority reserves the right to limit service for addresses with repeated problems.

Q: What if the curbside driver misses my cart?

A: If the driver misses your cart please contact Adams Brown Recycling at 937-378-3431. We will make arrangements to get your material picked up.


Q: Why were some items were left in my bin after pick-up?
A: Items left in your bin after a pick-up mean that they aren't recyclable.

What things can I put in my bin?
  • Aluminum cans.
  • Steel food cans including the lid
  • Plastic - bottles, jars, and jugs. These include pop or shampoo bottles, milk, juice, water, laundry detergent and bleach jugs. Remove and throw away lids.
  • Mixed-Paper - Office paper, newspaper, magazines, envelopes, folded cardboard, phonebooks, and paperboard (ie. Cereal boxes, etc.).
What are some things I can't put in my bin?
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic lids
  • Motor oil, herbicide, & pesticide containers.
  • Garbage
  • Medical supplies