Recycle Container Pick Up Changes Effective June 1

Date: May 26, 2020
Subject: Recycle Container Pick Up Changes Effective June 1
Trash and Recycle Schedule Starting June 1, 2020
Curbside & Toter Service (2x week) – Mondays and Fridays
Recycle Containers (3x week) – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Starting June 1 the recycle containers located at the maintenance area will have an additional pick up service on Wednesdays meaning the Recycle containers will be emptied three days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Per the May Board meeting the Board approved adding an additional day for all services, however, curbside and toter service will NOT change as the trash contractor, Republic Services, does not have a truck or crew available to accommodate adding an additional pick up day. The Board will continue to work on solutions to address the issues with the maintenance area including looking at getting cameras and gating installed.
As a reminder of the rules for the two single stream recycle dumpsters all your recyclables can be placed together in the same container. Plastic bags CANNOT be disposed of in the Recycle bins; items must be placed loosely in containers. Cardboard boxes must be broken down to conserve space.
Acceptable items include:
• Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and junk mail
• Cardboard and paperboard boxes (please flatten)
• Books
• Paper, Brown paper bags
• Glass food and beverage containers
• Cans
• Aluminum foil and pie pans
• Narrow-neck plastic containers numbers 1 through 7
• Wide mouth containers such as peanut butter, cottage cheese, margarine, and yogurt.
• Aseptic/gable top milk and juice cartons
• Aerosol cans
These items are NOT ACCEPTABLE:
• Plastic shopping or trash bags
• Household trash, yard waste, wood
• Items with food debris
• Batteries
• Styrofoam
• Glass, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, baking dishes
• Coat hangers
• Household items such as toasters, electronics, appliances, vacuum cleaners
• Hazardous or toxic substances or those containing these substances – oil, gasoline, paint cans with wet paint
Large items such as sofas, TVs, vacuum cleaners, mattresses etc. must be taken to one of Queen Anne’s County Transfer Stations (dump).  Some items can be disposed of for free; others require a ticket. Books of 15 tickets can be purchased at Western Auto or Food Lion for $45.00.  Check the following Queen Anne’s County Trash Website for more information and transfer station locations. Our closest location is Batt’s Neck in Stevensville off Route 8.

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