The Department of Public Works has issued a reminder to residents regarding the Solid Waste Holiday Schedule, which is in effect for the next two weeks:
Christmas Week: If your trash and recycling is scheduled for Tuesday, December 25th, your service will be moved to Saturday, December 29th. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be on their normal service days.
New Year’s Week: If your trash and recycling is scheduled for Tuesday, January 1st, your service will be moved to Saturday, January 5th. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be on their normal service days.
As always, thank you for your recycling efforts over the past year. The following are some guidelines for recycling during the holiday and winter months:
Please DO include the following items in your Single Stream recycling mix:
-corrugated cardboard boxes. Flatten and tie in 3’ x3’ bundles, no tape. No waxed cardboard.
-paperboard gift boxes
-greeting cards (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter)
-gift wrap, gift bags, tissue wrap (except those with foil, metallic inks, or glitter).
-paper shopping bags (any type of handle is okay).
-newspapers/ inserts, magazines/catalogs
-paperbacks & phone books
-junk mail – windowed envelopes are OK.
-white and colored paper, computer paper, shredded paper – place in paper bags.
-all plastic bottles, jars, tubs and plastic microwave trays/containers under 2 gallons in size
-glass bottles/jars, all colors and sizes – Please remove and discard all caps
-aluminum, tin/steel cans and lids and aluminum foil
Please DO NOT include the following items in your recycling mix:
-ribbons, bows, and tinsel.
-packing peanuts and Styrofoam
-paint or aerosol cans or other metal items
-broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window - auto glass, dishes, glasses, Pyrex, ceramics
-no plastic grocery/newspaper bags
-containers over 2 gallons in size, motor oil, chemical or foam containers or flower pots
-used paper plates, cups, napkins, toilet tissue