Residential Recycling Collection

 

 

Recycled material are collected every other week

Please use your the navy blue recycling cart for all you recyclables!

Roll-out carts make recycling easier

  • Each resident receives, at no charge, one 96-gallon navy blue recycling cart (with a lid to keep material dry and prevent litter!). All recycling goes in this cart together.
  • The navy blue recycling carts are easy to use and place at the curb than bins, hold more items, increase collection efficiency, and reduce the cost for recycling, allowing the town to save valuable tax dollars.

Residents can recycle many new items to further reduce the waste going to the landfill. Please rinse all food, drink, or other residue from items first. Here’s an  list of recyclable items:

  •  Empty Aerosol Cans (no paint cans)
  •  All Plastics (no Styrofoam, bags, or film)
  • Wide-Mouth Plastic Containers & Lids
  • Rigid Plastic Containers & Small Hard Plastic Toys
  • Milk & Juice Cartons, & Juice Boxes
  • Shredded Paper (placed in clear bag)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Metal Food Cans & Lids
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Cereal & Food Boxes
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Mixed Paper, Newspapers with Inserts, & Junk Mail
  • Paperback Books
  • Magazines & Phone Books
  • Spiral Paper Cans (with plastic lids detached)

 

The following should NOT go in your navy blue cart:

  • Household garbage
  • Computers, printers, and old televisions.
  • Small appliances like toasters, vacuum cleaners, and blenders.
  • CFL light bulbs (spiral energy saving bulbs): Do not place them in your recycling cart or garbage cart (they contain mercury.)
  • Pizza boxes (or other cardboards with food residue)
  • Plastic bags, plastic film, or plastic wrap (recycle shopping bags at participating stores)
  • Styrofoam
  • Caps (only wide-mouth plastic and steel can lids can be recycled)
  • Audio and video cassettes, and photographic film, CDs and DVDs
  • Rubber or tires
  • Paint cans
  • Household glassware
  • Clothing (or other fabric)

 

While the items listed above CANNOT be collected with your regular recycling collection they can be collected during bulk waste collection days held in February, June and October. Pickup is on your regularly scheduled recycle day within the black boxes of these months on the Waste Calendar.  There will also be a Trash and Recycling Drop Off Day in Spring; the date is to be determined.