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RECYCLING SCHEDULE 2013
COLLECTION CANCELLATIONS (NON HAULER), DUE TO WEATHER, WILL BE BROADCAST ON WZBG (FM97.3). OR CALL FOR A RECORDED MESSAGE (860-485-9647)
ELECTRONICS: (9-noon Town Garage) Jan. 5 (snow date Jan.12, March 2 (snow date 9th), May 4, August 3, October 12
SCRAP METAL/BULKY WASTE : (8-noon Town Garage): May 4, October 12
HAZARDPOUS WASTE: June and October (details in spring/fall flyers)
PAPER SHRED-IT EVENT: (9-12 noon Town Hall): May 18
MEDICATION TAKE BACK: April and September (details in spring/fall flyers)
USED OIL/ANTIFREEZE /RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES/CFLS (9-11 Town Garage):1st Sat. each month. October is 2d Sat.
CURBSIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING: (place all clean recyclables together in one recycling bin. Lids off please)
All plastics # 1-#7 (NO plastic bags or plastic “sheets”, no plastic flower pots, no plastic toys, no Styrofoam)
Glass bottles and jars – (NO window glass, mirrors ,dishes, mugs ,or drinking glasses)
Aluminum/tin cans – (NO pots, pans, cookware, or scrap metal)
Juice and milk cartons –( do not flatten)
Paper and cardboard – all grades of paper, including junk mail. Bag shredded in a paper bag. All grades clean cardboard and boxes. Eg: egg cartons, cereal boxes(remove liners), Kleenex boxes, blister packs (separate plastic from cardboard), corrugated boxes (flatten), newspaper, magazines, catalogs, books with hard covers removed.
*PLEASE NOTE: recycle old phone books – call 1-800-953-4400 for drop off sites in our area*
IMPORTANT: due to increased “abuse” of throwing wet latex paint into garbage containers, creating a drippy mess in trucks and on roads, please call your hauler for correct disposal instructions. PLEASE respect your hauler and the environment!
FOCUS ON RE-USE: Tag Sale, donate to Goodwill (860-489-8670), Salvation Army (1-800-958-7825), ReCONNstructioncenter.org (to donate or purchase good leftover building materials of all types), join www.freecycle.org for great item “trades”
TO RECYCLE “ODD STUFF”: log on to www.ct.gov/deep. Type into the search box these words:”what do I do with”. Click “go”.
QUESTIONS? Call Tracy Mirsky 860-485-9051 (Tues 12:30-4 & Thurs.8-4) or 860-485-9647 (Mon-Fri 8-6)
Buy carefully to minimize waste – share it – use it up – recycle it ……….FOR EARTH SAKE!
MORE RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES
ALUMINUM PULL TABS / WORN OUT AMERICAN FLAGS: ongoing collection by VFW. Drop into boxes in Town Hall entry
BAGGED LEAVES & GRASS CLIPPINGS: bring across the road from the Town Garage anytime. Please use biodegradable PAPER bags.(NO PLASTIC BAGS). CLEAN MATERIAL ONLY PLEASE. (No animal manure or animal carcasses!!)
BOOKS: tag sale or donate to Library’s annual book sale (call Library at 860- 485-9113). Donate to Goodwill/Salvation Army/Consignment stores. Remove covers and toss into your recycling bin
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Drop into marked container at Town Hall, Library, or Senior Center. Benefits HCS activities
BULKY WASTE (CONSTRUCTION WASTE, LARGE FURNITURE,ETC.): contact your hauler or call me
CD/DVDS: year round. Drop into marked box in Town Hall entry
CHRISTMAS TREES: bring to Town Recreation Area (intersection Rt. 118 & Rt.4) Jan . 1-20, 2012. Leave in first right corner of parking lot, near basketball court. Please clean off all tinsel
CLOTHING: (clean clothing & shoes only): drop into town sponsored container near our library (www.charitiesofhope.org)
COMPOST BINS: buy at a garden supply store or call me for information on making your own
ELECTRONICS: (computers/components,TV’s,printers,copiers,faxmachines,telephones,VCR’s,cameras,speakers, cell phones etc). See reverse for 2013 dates. You may also call New England Appliance in Canton for drop off times and information at their store (860-693-6337. www.shopnewenglandappliance.com)
EYEGLASSES: Lions Club collection boxes at Thomaston Savings Bank, or Senior Center, or Dunkin Donuts
FLUORESCENT BULBS/TUBES: Drop all sizes at Home Depot or save for Fall HHW collection. If only cfl’s, call me
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE : Pre-registration required. Details as dates approach
MEDICATION –Do not flush! Save for drop off dates or call me for disposal information
OFFICE PAPER, JUNK MAIL: Curbside or save for PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS – annually 3d Sat each May at Town Hall. For other shred events in our area (we can go to any of them), log on to www.shreditct.com or call me .Also, stop your JUNK MAIL. Log on to www.directmail.com .Click on bar to the right that says “national do not mail list”.
PHONE BOOKS: Nov./ Dec. check for bin at Library parking lot. Or call 1-800-953-4400 for a drop site near you
PLASTIC BAGS: Drop at Stop & Shop, Price Chopper, or Price Rite. (Includes produce bags, plastic wrap, bread bags,etc.)
PLASTIC PEANUTS / BUBBLE WRAP: call Packaging Depot at 860-482-2539 or UPS Store at 860-482-0235
PRINTER CARTRIDGES: Drop in box at Town Hall entry. Take to office supply stores (Staples, etc.). Send back to manufacturer
PROPANE TANKS: Bring to HHW Collection in October (all sizes accepted). DO NOT throw into the trash!
REDEEMABLE BEVERAGE CANS/BOTTLES: donate to benefit Bronc Callahan Community Fund. Annual collection each April & each Oct. (and year-round). Drop off, clean and bagged, at Thierry’s garage on Bentley Drive. Leave inside the garage. Read instructions on the door
SCRAP METAL& APPLIANCES: May & Oct. at Town Garage. Details as dates approach. PLEASE do NOT leave items outside the gate. Store them at home. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE FREON. YOU CAN BE FINED $10,000 BY THE DEP
TREES,STUMPS,BRUSH: Supreme Forest Industries, Bogue Rd. (860-485-0343 for fee info). Resident drop off Mon.-Fri. 7am-4pm. Also Sat. AM. WOOD MUST BE FREE OF METAL/CHEMICALS
USED MOTOR OIL, ANTIFREEZE, LEAD ACID and RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES, CFL’s: first Sat. each month. Town Garage. 9-11am. (Oct. & May is on Scrap Metal Collection dates) Limit: 10 gal per drop off
Prepare curbside recyclables properly – empty, clean, lids off, no box liners