Additional Recyclables at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center (RSWC) is located at 160 Commercial Avenue, and is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The RSWC has drop-off areas for trash, single stream recyclables, food scraps, and more. Click here for a map of the facility and the RSWC guidelines.

Additional recyclables that are not accepted in curbside recycling bins can be brought to the RSWC. These additional materials are listed below.

The RSWC also hosts household hazardous waste drop off events six times a year.

 

Materials What’s Accepted How to Prepare Material
Limitations
Freon® Units  
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
 

 

  • There is a Freon® removal fee per unit, unless proof of removal by a licensed technician is provided.
Batteries – Lead Acid & Rechargeable
  • Car Batteries (Lead acid)
  • Power tool batteries (Ni-cad)
  • Phone and laptop batteries (Lithium)
  • Rechargable AA and AAA batteries (NiMH)
  • Button batteries (common in watches, calculators and hearing aids)
  • If leaking, place in plastic bag with absorbent material.
  • 10 Lead acid batteries per load.
  • Single use Alkaline batteries can be disposed of as trash.
Electronics
  • Computers
  • Computer equipment
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Mice, etc.
  • Printers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • TV’s
  • VCR’s and DVD players
  • Stereos and radios
  • CD and cassette players
  • Phones and phone systems
  • Communication equipment
  • Test/medical equipment (no medical waste)
  • Cameras
  • Blenders
  • Vacuums (please empty the dust bag/bin)
  • Coffee machines
  • Electric heaters
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Cables from electronic equipment
Remove:

  • Glass blender pitchers
  • Glass coffee pots

 

Businesses or other Non-Residential Sources:

  • Call 273-6632
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
  • Straight fluorescent tubes
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL)
  • U tubes
  • HID mercury
  • Place broken bulbs in plastic bag

Businesses or other Non-Residential Sources:

  • Must schedule appointment. Call 273-6632.
Residents:

  • Up to nine 6′ and 8′ tubes accepted at one time. If 10 or more, call 273-6632

 

Non-Residential:

  • Quantity limitations & feesapply.
  • Call if you have tubes longer than 4ft.
Food Scraps
  • All food scraps including fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, bones, and dairy
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Biocompostable liners
  • Tell the attendant that you are using the Food Scraps Recycling Dropspot
  • Empty food scraps into the compost totes at the Food Scraps station
  • Food scraps may come in biocompostable liners
  • Users can bring up to 10 gallons per day, per person
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)
  • Liquid animal fats
  • Vegetable oils
  • Cooking grease
  • Bring FOG in a reusable container for pouring into the FOG collector. Cooled FOG can be easily collected at home using a funnel and an empty milk jug.
  • No motor oils or solids
Rigid Plastics
  • Plastic baskets
  • Plastic buckets (clean)
  • Plastic garbage cans or recycling carts (wheels and axles removed)
  • Corroplast campaign signs (metal removed)
  • Plastic drums & totes (cut in half)
  • Plastic lawn furniture
  • Plastic pet carriers (metal removed)
  • Plastic shelving
  • Plastic bottles from water coolers
  • Items must be no larger than a 55 gallon drum.
Plastic Bags and Film
  • 6-pack rings
  • Plastic grocery bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic retail bags (clean, dry, and string ties removed)
  • Plastic newspaper bags
  • Plastic dry-cleaning bags
  • Plastic wrap from paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc)
  • Plastic wrap from beverage products (water bottles, sports drinks, etc)
  • Plastic pallet wrap
  • Plastic air pillows found inside shipping packages (air removed)
Propane Tanks
  • Gas
  • Propane
 
Scrap Metal
  • Metal furniture
  • Metal pots & pans
  • Hub caps & wheel rims, fixtures
  • Window and door frames
  • Paint cans
  • Fence wire
  • Pipes
  • Tools
  • Small engines
  • Metal appliances – stove, oven, toaster, water heater, dishwasher, washer, dryer
  • Microwaves
Dry and Empty:

Paint cans

Small engine fuel tanks

 

If possible, remove:

Non-metal handles from pots and pans

All upholstery from metal furniture

Small engine fuel tank caps

Unhinge and remove glass doors

No:

  • Window screens
  • Containers from hazardous materials
Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Coats
  • Shoes, boots & sneakers
  • Belts
  • Purses & bags
  • Hats
  • Towels
  • Linens & pillowcases
  • Curtains & drapes
  • Stuffed animals
Items must be clean, dry, and odorless and placed in clear plastic bags No:

  • Rags
  • Fabric scraps
  • Pillows
  • Rugs
  • Household goods
Tires Passenger car/truck There are quantity limits and fees for this material.

No:

Off-road type tires, such as tractor or heavy equipment tires

Yard Waste
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Branches
  • Brush
Check with your local municipality about yard waste management options.

 

No:

  • Treated or painted lumber
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Styrofoam®
  • Tires
  • Railroad ties