What can be recycled?

Paper: newspaper, magazines, catalogs, paper bags, junk mail, residential mixed paper, telephone books, etc.

Cardboard and Paperboard: cereal boxes, egg cartons, corrugated cardboard, file folders, aseptic milk and juice cartons. All of this material should be flattened. Please note any cardboard or paper plates with food residue should be put in the household trash.

Other Recyclables: steel or aluminum cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil, glass bottles and jars, jar lids, plastic containers of any color with a PET rating of 1 through 7. This includes milk jugs, laundry detergent containers, and many other plastic containers.  Please remember to give plastic containers and cans a rinse.

NO light bulbs, hypodermic needles or sharp objects, bubble wrap, vinyl siding, Styrofoam, toys, diapers, potato chip bags, plastic bags, plastic film or trash.

Compact Florescent Light Bulbs:  Phinney Lumber, located at 519 Fort Hill Road, will accept unbroken compact florescent light bulbs for recycling free of charge.  Customers can bring in their CFL bulbs and leave them with a store associate for recycling.

The Home Depot also has a compact florescent light (a/k/a CFL) bulb recycling program at all The Home Depot locations.  There is no cost for this service.  At each The Home Depot store, customers can bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate at the returns desk.  

For additional information on what may be recycled, please visit Ecomaine.

Please see the recycling guideline flyer below.

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