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Acceptable Items: Recyclables, Bulky Items, Universal/Mercury Waste
Recyclables

Recyclables are separated by the following types:

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Flattened, clean and dry corrugated cardboard. Remove all packing materials including foam and shrink wrap.
NO pizza boxes, packing material, soiled cardboard or waxed cardboard

PAPER and PAPERBOARD
Office paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phone books, clean paper bags, junk mail, envelopes, brochures paperboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes), paper egg cartons, frozen food and soda boxes
NO plastic coated paper, tissues, napkins, paper towels, cups or plates
NO sandwich/food wrap, soiled paper

GLASS BOTTLES and JARS
Beverage bottles and food jars (all colors and sizes) - empty and rinsed.
NO aquariums, dishes or ceramics, drinking glasses, eyeglasses, light bulbs, windows, or mirrors.

METAL FOOD CONTAINERS
Steel/tin/aluminum cans and lids; aluminum pie plates - empty and clean
NO aerosol cans, paint cans, gas/chemical cans, pots and pans, or scrap metal

BULKY METAL DROP-OFF
White goods without Freon (washer, dryer, microwave, etc.), small engine tools (must be drained of all fluids), pots and pans, hand tools, bicycles, metal furniture (file cabinet, table, chairs, etc.), scrap metal, grills
NO gas/chemical cans, propane tanks, paint cans

RIGID PLASTICS DROP-OFF
Buckets, milk crates, bread trays, chairs, toys, playground equipment, flower pots (no soil), old recycling bins and trash barrels (empty)
NO flexible hosing, tarps, gas/chemical containers, fiberglass, PVC, vinyl (siding, shutters, windows, etc.)

INKJET AND TONER CARTRIDGES
(at the Info Shack)

FOAM (POLYSTYRENE) PACKAGING
Rigid #6 expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging and foam coolers;
Foam peanuts - must be bagged separately
NO foam trays, cups, plates, takeout containers, egg cartons, insulation, expanding foam

DONATE THE FOLLOWING FOR REUSE:

  • Clothes, linens, blankets, belts and shoes (in good condition for donation)
  • Hardback and soft cover books, encyclopedias, text books; DVDs, CDs, LPs/records, video cassettes (in good condition for reuse)
  • Eyeglasses (at the Info Shack)

Bulky Items Accepted


Price

Metal items (non-freon-containing) and white goods

$0

Tires (With or without rims)

$2

Propane tanks

$5

Softgood/Bulky Items greater than 40 pounds

$12

Freon-containing items (refrigerators / freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)

$15

Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT – televisions, computer monitors)

$15

Mattresses

$20

Sleeper sofas and Carpeting greater than 4'x6'

$25


Universal Waste/Mercury Waste

Universal Waste - Bring to the Recycling Center during open hours for free recycling/disposal:

Antifreeze

Batteries - lead acid, rechargeable, Ni-Cd, Lithium ion, mercury button batteries

Fluorescent light bulbs (all sizes/shapes)

Non-PCB light ballasts

Mercury - thermostats, thermometers, etc.

Motor oil (in bottle with screw cap)

Oil filters


Additional Options For Recycling Universal Waste:
  • Fluorescent bulbs: Robinson’s Hardware (20 Nicholas Road) and Monnick Supply (759 Waverly Street)
  • Mercury thermostats and thermometers: Public Works office, Room 213 in the Memorial Building (150 Concord St)
  • Rechargeable batteries and mercury button batteries: Public Works office, Room 213 in the Memorial Building (150 Concord St)
  • Inkject/toner cartridges: Public Works Office, Room 213 in the Memorial Building (150 Concord St)


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