All trash cans, yard waste containers and recycling cans must be placed outside no later than 7:00am the day of scheduled pick up (or after 3pm the day before)

Recyclable  items  will  be  picked up  throughout  the Village on Thursdays.    All  acceptable items shall be placed loose, not bagged, co-mingled in a resident provided container, not exceeding 32 gallons in size. Moving cartons and boxes must be broken down and bundled.   Containers should be placed at the garage / near the house for pickup so that they are visible from the street. 

The following items are accepted for unsorted recycling

  • Newspaper including all advertising inserts, magazines, brochures, catalogs, pamphlets.
  • Brown paper bags.
  • Hard plastics - any color numbered 1 through 7.
  • Aluminum cans and aluminum foil tin or metal cans (food cans rinsed out).
  • Manuals with glue binding if less than 1 inch.
  • Soft and hard cover books if less than 1 inch.
  • Telephone books.
  • Cardboard moving boxes, broken down and tied with twine or taped.

The following items are NOT accepted for recycling

  • Plastic shrubbery pots.
  • Plastic grocery bags.
  • Plastic items not marked with a recycle logo.
  • Glass of any color, whole or broken.
  • Tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins.
  • Biological material or items contaminated with biological material.
  • Shredded paper.
  • Food, food packaging contaminated with food e.g. pizza boxes.
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Styrofoam in any form such as packing peanuts, meat trays, cups and plates, etc.
  • Wax coated paper like milk or juice cartons or disposable coffee cups.
  • Saran wrap and cellophane.
  • Ink cartridges.
  • Photographic paper or film including negatives, x-rays, MRI films, etc.
  • Hanging files, coat hangers, wire bound notebooks or any kind of wire or scrap metal.
  • Rubber items including rubber bands and tires.
  • Clothing, rags, cloth items.
  • Appliances or electronics
  • Furniture, wood or wooden items.
  • Pottery and ceramics including dishes.
  • Hazardous or medical waste materials - aerosol cans, batteries, paint cans (unless paint is dried).
  • Hoses, cords, ropes or holiday lights (anything that can get tangled up in the recycling equipment)

If you do place broken glass in your household garbage, please make sure to wrap all sharp edges to prevent punctures to trash bags and possible injury to the workers.

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