Trash and Recycling

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Paper & Cardboard Recycling

Junk mail, newspapers and magazines are recyclable. To put out for collection the paper recycling can be: tied into bundles no more than 12” high, put in paper grocery bags, or put in any dedicated recycling container 42 gallons or less (make sure container is covered, marked with recycling stickers on both sides and weighs less than 50 lbs. when full). All cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied into bundles. Please do not put recycling out in plastic bags. If your sanitation carter sees any plastic bags containing recyclables or any loose bags among your recyclable items in your container they have been instructed by the Town to leave the whole load behind.

Acceptable Paper and Cardboard Recyclables Include:

  • Telephone booksAcceptable Paper Recycling
  • Junk mail
  • School paper, office paper or other scrap paper 
  • Unsoiled newspapers, magazines, penny-savers
  • Gift boxes
  • Cereal boxes (Remove plastic liner)
  • Detergent, macaroni and shoe boxes (Remove plastic windows, if any, from the boxes)
  • Corrugated shipping and packing boxes
  • Paperback books

Unacceptable Paper and Cardboard Recyclables:

In order for any paper or cardboard to be recycled, it has to be clean, dry, and have no plastic coating on it. The items below are considered contaminants and cannot be recycled. Dispose of these items with your household trash.

  • TissuesProhibited Paper recycling
  • Soiled paper 
  • Paper towels
  • Waxed milk, juice and egg cartons
  • All wax coated cardboard
  • Hardcover books
  • Soiled cardboard food boxes 

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