Town Offers Trash & Recycling Tips To Residents

Below are some trash and recycling tips from the town published in the most recent Town Topics newsletter:

While trying to help the environment, many of us are putting items in our recycle carts that should not be, HOPING they can be recycled. The result? Contaminated loads are being rejected at the processing center, leading to additional charges to the Town.

REMEMBER TO KEEP THESE ITEMS OUT OF YOUR RECYCLE CART

  • No plastic wrap or plastic bags of any kind
  • No Styrofoam
  • No clothing, shoes, blankets, etc. (DROP OFF AT DONATION BOXES LOCATED AT EACH SCHOOL)
  • No electronics, batteries or bulbs
    No food or liquid
    No wood or construction debris
  • No hoses, wires or cords

When in doubt, check out www.RecycleSmartMa.org. Enter the name of an item to find out if it is recycling or trash.

Please remember, if you move from your home, the trash and recycle barrels must remain with the house.

Residents are asked to remove trash and recycling receptacles from curbside following collection.

Please see http://www.wilmingtonma.gov/trash-recycling for further information regarding the Trash and Recycling Collection Program.

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