The Henry County Solid Waste District is temporarily closing its recycling sites around the county.
Solid Waste Director Mike Imbrock said the recycling centers at the canal basin in Napoleon, and those in Hamler, Malinta, McClure, Deshler and Liberty Center were closed.
He said a local recycling company is no longer receiving recycling material from the public and is only taking material from its business accounts.
Imbrock said there is concern that the COVID-19 virus could survive on cardboard for up to 72 hours.
“I’m just telling residents to landfill everything right now,” Imbrock said.
The landfill will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8-11 a.m.
Napoleon City Manager Joel Mazur said the city currently has no plans to eliminate recycling from its daily refuse pickup schedule because the company it contracts with is still accepting material from the public.