DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS TO BE SEPARATED FROM OTHER SOLID WASTE PRIOR TO A COMMERCIAL HAULER'S DELIVERY OF SAID DESIGNATED RECYCLABLES AND SOLID WASTE AT THE TOWN'S RECYCLING CENTER
Chapter 220, "Recycling and Solid Waste," Article III "Recycling; Commercial Haulers," establishes a program that requires the mandatory separation of designated recyclable materials from other solid waste prior to a commercial hauler's delivery of said designated recyclables and solid waste at the Town's recycling center. The effective date for such separation of designated recyclables from other solid waste was April l5, l992. Section 220-20, "Designated Recyclables," requires the Town Board, at least once a year, to publish a list of such designated recyclables in the Town's official newspaper.
Listed below are those items that are required to be separated from all other solid waste prior to a commercial hauler's delivery of said designated recyclables and solid waste at the Town's recycling center:
l. MIXED FIBERS, which are defined as:
a. Newspaper - newsprint, newspaper advertisements, supplements, comics and enclosures.
b. Cardboard - all corrugated cardboard normally used for packing, mailing, shopping, or containerizing goods, merchandise, or other materials.
Cardboard must be dry, clean, and flattened.
c. Mixed Paper - all office paper, bond paper, photography paper, mimeo paper, magazines, paperback books, school paper, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, and similar cellulosic material.
These three categories of materials that comprise "MIXED FIBERS" may be commingled in the same container, but must be dry and clean.
MIXED FIBERS shall not include wet or food-soiled paper, which is defined as:
? paper used in connection with handling, preparing, cooking, and consuming food; and
? soiled facial tissue.
2. MIXED CONTAINERS, which are defined as:
a. Cans and Plastics:
Cans - containers comprised of aluminum, tin, steel, or a combination thereof, that formerly contained food and/or beverage. Also includes pie plates, foil, etc. All items should be rinsed thoroughly. It is not necessary to remove the labels.
The following materials should not be mixed with the aluminum, tin, and steel cans: oil, paint, pesticide cans, or aerosol cans.
Plastics - #1 and #2 only, such as plastic soda bottles, milk jugs, food containers (bearing the recycling mark with #1 or #2), detergent bottles, etc. All containers should be rinsed. It is not necessary to remove labels.
Plastics other than #1 or #2 should not be included, and should be disposed of with non-recyclable solid waste; polystyrene coffee cups or plates, metal caps, fiberglass, disposable diapers, plastic bags, yogurt containers, fruit baskets, etc.
b. Glass - All clear (flint), green, and brown (amber) colored glass containers.
The glass should be rinsed and caps removed. It is not necessary to remove neck rings or labels.
The following materials should not be mixed with the clear, green, and brown glass: wired glass, crystal, ceramics, toughened
(Pyrex type) glass, plate window, laminated, or mirrored glass.
These two categories (a & b) of materials comprise "MIXED CONTAINERS".
None of the following containers shall be placed with mixed containers: containers which originally held oil-based paint or pesticides.
3. NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, which are defined as: Only those items that do not fit into the Mixed Fibers category or the Mixed Containers category.
4. 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.
Non-recyclable materials may be commingled in the same container.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 117-22, A COMMERCIAL HAULER MAY REQUIRE ITS CUSTOMERS TO PLACE DESIGNATED RECYCLABLES INTO DIFFERENT RECEPTACLES FOR COLLECTION ON SUCH DAY OR DAYS AS THE COMMERCIAL HAULER SHALL SPECIFY.