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 and food scraps. 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. Click here for more information.

 

 

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
  • 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 & fees apply.
  • 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
  • FOG funnels are available free of charge at the Solid Waste Office to assist with pouring FOG into reusable containers
  • No motor oils or solids
Rigid Plastics
  • Flower pots
  • Plastic toys
  • Ice cube trays
  • Storage totes
  • Plastic shelving or organizers
  • 55 gallon drums
 
  • Items must be no larger than a 55 gallon drum.
Plastic Bags and Film

 

#2 and #4 plastics only:

These include most plastic bags, dry cleaning bags,consumer packaging (on paper towels, etc.), 6-pack rings,

bread bags, cereal bags, Ziplock® bags (clean and dry), air pillows (air released), newspaper bags, and case wrap (e.g. bottles)

 

NO:

  • Frozen Food bags
  • Prewashed Salad Mix bags
  • Degradable bags
  • Bubble wrap
Propane Tanks
  • Gas
  • Propane

 

 
Scrap Metal
  • Metal furniture
  • 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.

Click here for disposal options and fees.

No:

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