VIDEO: Learn About Wilmington’s New Trash & Recycling Collection Company

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library and Wilmington Community Television recently joined forces to educate residents about the town’s new trash and recycling collectors — Casella Waste Systems Inc.

Wilmington Library Assistant Director Charlotte Wood and WCTV Executive Director Ryan Malyar interviewed Jack Manning, Division Manager for Casella, for a TV special called “Let’s Talk Trash.”

Manning discussed his company, its history, its philosophy, and where it operates out of.

He highlighted services his company is providing to Wilmington, noting residents will not see a change to their collection day. Trash pickup will remain weekly and recycling will remain every-other-week. One bulk item can be picked up per week on Friday and the resident must schedule with Casella by Wednesday. White goods & CRT pickup require a sticker from Wilmington Recreation Department, with pickups taking place on Thursday.  Leaf and yardwaste will continue in the fall and spring.

Manning stressed the types of things that can be recycled, including cardboard, paper, plastic bottles/jugs/tubs/lids, metal cans, and glass bottles & jars. Plastic bags, bagged recyclables, clothes, textiles, tanglers, scrap metal, batteries, electronics, and food waste/liquid do NOT belong in recycling bins. Manning encourages residents to check out MassDEP’s Recyclopedia at www.recyclesmartma.org if they’re ever unsure if a particular item can be recycled. He notes that reducing the amount of contamination that goes into the recycling bins is important.

Watch the 60-minute episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:

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