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Recycling Guide


Residents should place their paper and mixed containers in the large blue cart.  Place the cart within two feet of the road, arrows out. Recycling is collected every other week.

2023 Trash/Recycling Collection Calendar

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Common Acceptable Items

-Cardboard and boxboard  -Paper food and beverage cartons  -Junk mail 

-Magazine & newspaper inserts  -Newsprint  -Office paper  -Pizza boxes (clean) 

-Phone books  -Hard cover books  -Food bottles and jars  -Beverage bottles & jars 

-Metal lids  -Aerosol containers (food grade)  -Aluminum foil  -Cans and bottles

Common Unacceptable Items

-Plastic Bags  -Gift wrap  -Gift bags  -Ice cream containers  -Paper cups  -Shredded paper 

-Tissue paper  -Ceramic mugs and plates  -Drinking glasses  -Foil tops from yogurt containers 

-Paint cans  -Plastic Bags  -Pots and pans  -Scrap metal  -Spiral wound containers 

-Loose bottle caps  -Plastic bags  -Plastic wraps  -Plastic plates  -Bowls and utensils 

-Prescription bottles  -Plastic Bags  -Single-use coffee containers  -Bubble mailer envelope

-Bubble wrap  -Styrofoam of any kind including packing peanuts  -Plastic Bags

Unfortunately plastic packaging is not allowed in curbside bins.

Plastic Packaging - All plastic-containing materials which can be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of other products, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to the user or the consumer.

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Search for Drop Off locations at Plastic Film Recycling


Drop-Off Recycling Center

Address: 21 Main Street, Town Garage

Monday through Thursday 6:30am - 3:30pm; Friday 6:30am – 12:30pm 

Third Saturday of every month 9:00am – 12:00pm

Acceptable Items

Batteries, Antifreeze, Cell Phones, Computer components, Fluorescent light bulbs, Propane tanks 5 and 20 pounds, Televisions, small appliances and electronics, Waste Oil, Textiles (must be bagged).  

Absolutely no paint is to be left at the drop off center.  Do not leave any items when the shed is closed.  

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