Pulp and Paper
These materials include newspapers, magazines, brown (corrugated) cardboard, brown paper bags and junk mail. The materials must be stored loosely in a sturdy container with a secure cover. Please do not bundle these papers with string, twine or any other material. According to County regulations, waxed paper, gray cardboard (cereal boxes, paper tubes, non-corrugated cardboard), paperback and hard cover books are NOT recyclable. These items should be disposed of in your regular refuse collection.
Cover Recycled Newspaper
Newspaper and other recycled pulp put out to the curb for collection must be securely covered. Blowing paper from recycling containers is one of the easiest sources of litter to eliminate in our village. Placing a rock, stone or other heavy object on top of papers is not sufficient or lawful. A sturdy container with a secure lid is the proper way to avoid this type of litter.
These items include glass jars and bottles of all colors. Remove all caps and discard the plastic ones. Rinse and place unbroken containers in a securely covered container with other mixed recyclables. County regulations DO NOT allow light bulbs, windows or mirrors, crystal or drinking glasses, or ceramic to be recycled. In addition, broken containers and containers used for pesticides and herbicides are NOT recyclable.
Recyclable plastic containers are coded with 1 through 7 on the bottom. Discard any plastic cap and rinse the container. Place containers in a securely covered container with other mixed recyclables. Five gallon plastic pails, foam plastic materials, film plastic and plastic flower pots are NOT recyclable. DO NOT recycle containers which have contained hazardous materials.
Food and beverage cans, clean aluminum foil and trays and empty aerosol cans can be recycled. Discard any plastic cap and rinse the container. Place containers in a securely covered container with other mixed recyclables. Paint cans, aluminum siding, scrap metal, wire, tubes, sheet metal, motors, auto parts, appliances and hazardous materials containers are NOT recyclable. For information on these scrap metal items call 738-8822.