Collection Service Recycling
How to prepare:
All of the items below can be placed together in the recycling cart. You may put out extra recyclables in a cardboard box or bin next to your cart on occasion. For large cardboard, cut it down to a size that will fit in the cart. If the cart is full, place it next to the cart. If you routinely have an overflowing recycle cart, you may get a second cart by contacting the Town at 860-429-3333. The charge is an additional $5 per month.
All together, the items below make up about 50% of household waste. Recycle and save money on trash fees.
Acceptable Cart Items:
- Clean Paper
Such as newspaper, magazines, junk mail, school papers, window envelopes, catalogs, paperbacks, hardcover books, office paper, paper packing material
- Cardboard Boxes and Paperboard
Corrugated cardboard (has a wavy inner layer) such as clean pizza boxes and unwaxed paperboard such as cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, beer boxes, paper egg cartons, cracker boxes
- All Aluminum, Tin, Steel and Bi-Metal Cans
Rinsed out food & beverage cans, pet food cans, clean aluminum food trays & foil, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, metal lids
- Glass Food and Beverage Bottles and Jars
Rinsed out glass food & beverage bottles and jars such as spaghetti sauce jars, pickle jars, wine bottles, lids
- Plastic Containers
Rinsed out plastic containers such as soda bottles, juice bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles,buckets, yogurt containers, lotion bottles, margarine tubs, plant pots, take-out containers. Keep lids on containers.
- Milk Cartons, Juice Cartons, Drink Boxes
Rinsed out milk & juice cartons, drink boxes
RECYCLABLES SHOULD NOT BE MIXED WITH HOUSEHOLD TRASH!
Belongs in the Trash:
|Plastic Bags||Shredded Paper||Motor Oil Containers|
|Juice Pouches||Styrofoam Peanuts, Trays or Packing Material||Plastic or Wax Coated Paperboard (frozen food boxes, margarine boxes, ice cream containers)|
|Tissues||Waxed Paper||Light Bulbs|
|Paper Towels||Paper Plates||Spiral Notebook Bindings|
|Soiled Paper||Plastic Packing Material||Metallic & Plastic Wrapping Paper|
|Inner Liners||Soiled Pizza Boxes||Broken Glass|
|Ceramics||Mirrors||Plate / Window Glass|
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