DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS TO BE SEPARATED FROM OTHER SOLID WASTE BY SELF-HAULERS AT THE TOWN'S RECYCLING CENTERS
Chapter 204, "Recycling and Solid Waste," Article II, "Recycling; Self-Haulers," establishes a program that requires the mandatory separation of designated recyclable materials from other solid waste by Town residents who self-haul materials generated at their residences to the Town's recycling centers for disposal. Section 204-50, "Designated Recyclables," requires the Town Board, at least once a year, to publish a list in the Town's official newspaper of the recyclable materials that self-haulers must separate from all other solid waste when depositing items at the Town's recycling centers.
Listed below are those items that are required to be separated from all other solid waste:
l. NEWSPAPERS ONLY - Newspapers must NOT be tied or taped in bundles. Glossy advertising and magazine sections must be removed.
None of the following items are to be mixed in with the newspapers: brown paper bags, phone books, catalogs, junk mail, magazines, or wet newspapers.
2. CORRUGATED CARDBOARD - Boxes must be flattened, clean and dry.
None of the following items are to be mixed in with the corrugated cardboard: brown paper bags, waxed or plastic-coated cardboard, non-corrugated (solid) gray cardboard such as cereal boxes, or poster board.
3. MIXED PAPER - this category includes junk mail, magazines, catalogs, phone books, glossy advertising sections and office paper.
None of the following items are to be mixed in with the mixed paper: brown paper bags, wet or soiled paper, plastics of any kind, waxed or plastic-coated paper or cardboard, corrugated cardboard, solid cardboard or newspaper.
4. GLASS BOTTLES - Glass is collected in the same container.
Please rinse the bottles and discard caps. It is not necessary to remove neck rings or labels.
None of the following types of glass are to be placed in the recycling containers: White glass, crystal, toughened (Pyrex type) glass, plate glass, picture or window glass, light bulbs, fluorescent light tubes, ceramics, or mirrors.
5. COMINGLED PLASTICS AND ALUMINUM/TIN CANS:
#l and #2 PLASTIC BOTTLES - #1 and # 2 plastic bottles such as soda bottles, milk jugs, and detergent bottles bearing the recycling marks "l" (ONE) or "2" (TWO) on their base. A bottle is a container that has a neck narrower than its body.
Please rinse containers and remove caps prior to placing in the recycling containers.
None of the following items are to be placed in the recycling containers: oil-based paint or pesticide containers.
ALUMINUM AND TIN CANS - All aluminum and tin cans, pie plates, foil, etc. Please rinse containers. It is not necessary to remove labels. Empty aerosol cans are OK.
None of the following items are to be placed in the recycling containers: oil-based paint or pesticide cans.
6. TIRES - Scale house operator will charge according to the fee schedule and direct self-haulers to the recycled tire area.
7. YARD WASTE - Scale house operator will charge according to the fee schedule and direct self-haulers to the recycled yard waste area. Leaves and lawn grass clippings only generated by residents may be placed in the designated recycling container or area at no charge.
Plastic bags must be removed when dumping loads and may be placed in the container provided for this purpose or discarded in the non-recyclables container.
8. WHITE GOODS AND STEEL PRODUCTS - Scale house operator will charge according to the fee schedule and direct self-haulers to the recycled white goods and steel products area.
9. USED MOTOR OIL - Used motor oil may be placed in the designated recycling receptacle.
10. BATTERIES - Automobile, truck and boat batteries, and small domestic batteries of all types may be placed in the designated containers or areas.
11. NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS - Only items that are not included in any of the above categories shall be placed in the containers for non-recyclable materials
12. CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS:
Uncontaminated solid waste that includes, but is not limited to bricks, concrete and other masonry materials, soil, rock, wood, (including painted, treated and coated wood and wood products), land clearing debris, wall coverings, plaster, drywall, plumbing fixtures, nonasbestos insulation, roofing, shingles and other roof coverings, asphaltic pavement, glass, plastics that are not sealed in a manner that conceals other wastes, empty buckets ten gallons or less in size and having no more than one inch of residue remaining on the bottom, electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous liquids, and pipe and metals that are incidental to any of the above. Questions? Call 631-329-9167.
13. HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS - Pesticides, antifreeze, oil-based paints, lacquer thinners, stains, urethane, gasoline, etc. (HOLD THESE ITEMS FOR THE S.T.O.P. DAY)