2004-03-26 / Community

New Recycling Plan Set For April 1

New Recycling Plan Set For April 1

Glass recycling and recycling collection will become weekly beginning April 1, according to a recent report by the Department of Sanitation (DOS).

The DOS says that residents should recycle all their unwanted glass bottles and jars along with the recycling materials you have been putting out for collection for the past year.

Place in clear bags or blue label ed recycling containers: Glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs, beverage cartons and dink boxes (milk and juice cartons, juice boxes), aluminum foil wrap and trays, household metal (wire hangers, pots and pans, dried-out paint cans with lids re moved), metal cans, and bulk metal (metal furniture, cabinets, and appliances – contact 311 before discarding refrigerators, air conditioners, and other appliances containing CFC gas).

Place in clear bags or green la beled recycling containers: News papers, magazines, catalogs; Paper, mail, and envelopes; Telephone books and soft cover books; Paper bags, smooth cardboard (shoe boxes, cereal boxes with liners removed, cardboard tubes), and corrugated cardboard boxes (flattened and tied in bundles).

Recycle only designated materials; help make recycling cost effective.

The following items should be placed in regular trash: Other kinds of plastic (deli and yogurt containers, Styro foam, plastic toys and furniture). Other types of glass (mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics, and glassware).

Anybody local resident with questions about the new recycling plan may call 311.

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