Barrels & Drums Return to Material Guide Home Search Recycling MenuRecycling Hub My Services Material Guide Household Items Construction & Demolition Electronics Fabric Food & Packaging Glass & Ceramics Hazardous Items Metal Paper Plastic Vehicle Related Wood Yard Waste Our Containers Plastics Acceptable Not Acceptable Collection Reminders External Links Top 10 Problems Recycle Coach Deposit Return What Becomes What Collection Reminders Extra Resources Barrels & Drums For your local landfill, empty barrels and drums must be cut in half. Clean metal can be recycled. Plastic and dirty metal go in the pit. Sealed drums are not accepted. Drums that held hazardous waste are not accepted. Look in the Yellow Pages under "barrels and drums" for a reuse/recycling dropoff location. ACCEPTABLE DISPOSAL This item may be disposed at a designated drop off location specializing in this material. This item may be recycled at a drop off location such as a convenience depot or transfer station. This item may be recycled at a designated location specializing in this material.