Recycle at RBNC

What do we recycle at River Bend Nature Center?

River Bend Nature Center has a green organic bin and a single stream recycling orange bin located in the back of the facility for public use. River Bend pays a monthly rental fee for both of these bins. If you use them regularly please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for your support and for recycling! Contribute here.


orange bin

Orange Bin

What can be recycled? All of these items:
  • Glass (all colors are accepted)
  • Plastics #1- #7
  • Cardboard- can also be placed in the green bin
  • Newspaper, Magazines- can also be placed in the green bin
  • Phone Books- can also be placed in the green bin
  • Aluminum (no aerosol cans or aluminum foil)- can also be placed in wood bin located in parking lot



Compost Bingreen bin

What can be composted? All of these items:




We take old cell phones and cell phone accessories, gaming systems, mp3 players, laptops, and handheld gaming devices.

Ink Cartridges

Can be dropped off in the River Bend Nature Gift Shop.

What does River Bend reuse?

  • Old crayons, crayon pieces and stubs
  • Artist paints
  • Cloth scraps
  • Yarn, thread, etc.
  • Poster board
  • Clean construction paper
  • Pegboard

River Bend Nature Center does not recycle mattresses. Check out this resource on where you can take them: