Collection Service Recycling
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All together, the items below make up about 50% of household waste. Recycle and save money on trash fees.
All Clean Paper
All Aluminum, Tin, Steel and Bi-Metal Cans
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
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
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
How to prepare:
All of the above items 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.
RECYCLABLES SHOULD NOT BE MIXED WITH HOUSEHOLD TRASH.
Does not include...
plastic bags • shredded paper • motor oil containers • mirrors • plate/window glass • ceramics • broken glass • juice pouches • light bulbs • styrofoam peanuts, trays or packing material • tissues • paper towels • soiled paper • waxed paper • paper plates • metallic & plastic wrapping paper • tissues • spiral notebook bindings • plastic packing material • plastic or wax coated paperboard (frozen food boxes, margarine boxes, ice cream containers) • inner liners • soiled pizza boxes