Trash Recycling Rules & Regulations

Mandatory Weekly Recycling (Effective June 30, 2014)

The Town will collect all acceptable waste and recycling from all residential buildings, including residential condominiums (not including rental apartment houses where the number of apartments exceeds six) on a weekly basis. No collection of commercial waste shall occur. All material for collection must be at the outside of the sidewalk, in proper containers, by 7 a.m. on the regular collection day. Every receptacle must be removed from the sidewalk on the day the collection is made. Every residential unit must place out recycling in order to have the trash removed.

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Single Stream Recycling Policy - Recycling Made Easy

Remember - Do not pull in your recycling barrels/containers until the trash has been picked up.

Effective June 30, 2014, recycling bins/barrels will be collected every week on your regular trash collection day. There is no limit on the amount of Recycling Barrels/bins that are placed curbside. All containers must be clearly marked recycling. You may put lids on the barrels to prevent items from blowing out of the containers during bad weather days. All recyclables can be co-mingled!

Acceptable Materials

The following acceptable materials must be placed in separate containers and cannot be mixed with regular trash:

  • Corrugated cardboard, flattened maximum size 4 by 4 tied or taped
  • Newspapers and newspaper inserts, magazines and phonebooks, catalogs, brown paper bags
  • Paperboard (cereal, cracker boxes), pizza boxes

All cardboard must be recycled, will not be picked up as trash.

Other accepted items include:

  • Clean paper cups
  • Glass bottles and jars, all colors and sizes
  • Junk mail, colored paper, books, file folders
  • Milk cartons and juice boxes (flattened, no straws), paper egg cartons, blueprints
  • Paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes
  • Plastic containers labeled 1 to 7
  • Plastic Microwave Trays, frozen food containers, ice cream or frozen juice containers
  • Shampoo/conditioner bottles, Tylenol and Advil bottles, hand cream bottles, etc.
  • Spiral cans (potato chips, snack cans, etc.)
  • Tin cans and aluminum cans, steel cans and lids, aluminum foil

Large Cardboard

Cardboard larger than 4 by 4 can be brought to the Stevens Street Recycling, a dumpster is available. Recycling sticker is required, no charge to dispose of the cardboard. All Styrofoam must be removed and is not accepted at Stevens Street Recycling Center.

Items Not Accepted

  • No Broken Glass or Other Items (Window Glass, Dishes, Ceramics, Light Bulbs)
  • No Cans or Bottles Containing Paint, Aerosol or Hazardous Materials
  • No Hazardous or Bio-Hazardous Waste
  • No Household Batteries - Any Alkaline Batteries made After 1994 Goes in the Trash
  • No Mirrors, No Light Blubs, No Plates, No Drinking Glasses
  • No Needles or Syringes, No Paper Ream Wrappers
  • No Plastic Bags
  • No Plastic Tyvek Envelopes, No Plastic 6 Pack Holders
  • No Rigid Plastics, Example; Laundry Baskets, Lawn Chairs, Toys
  • No Smoke Detectors - Dispose of Smoke Detectors in the Trash
  • No Stickers or Sheets of Address Labels (Affixed Labels and Stamps Okay)
  • No Styrofoam, No Paper to Go Boxes, No Scrap Metal
  • No Tissue, Paper Towels, Napkins
  • No Waxed Paper or Waxed Cardboard

Rigid plastics can be brought to the Stevens Street Recycling, a dumpster is available. Recycling sticker is required, no charge to dispose of the rigid plastics.