Recycling Program & Schedule
Town of Chesapeake Beach 2014 Recycling Program
NOTE: For printable monthly schedules for BOTH Recycling and Trash, click here.
Some exciting, cost-effective changes have been put into place with the awarding of the Town trash collection contract to Southern Maryland Recycling, Inc. Please read on, as these are critical changes to our recycling program and youll want to know all about them!
Southern Maryland Recycling, Inc. is a locally owned company. James W. Graner, Jr. and his company have been serving Southern Maryland since 1997. The new plan is to provide Town residents (within the Town boundaries) with recycling bins to encourage recycling and, at the same time, cut our recycling collection fees in half. We all know that recycling is good for our environment and we hope you will join us in this positive effort.
Heres how we can accomplish this together: In addition to providing each household with a recycling container, we will collect recycling every other week instead of weekly (thats how we cut our costs). In addition to the every other week schedule for recycling, bagged yard waste will also be collected every other week. We want to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible.
Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) -- These long-lived, energy efficient light bulbs are being used more and more in our homes and businesses. One of the few disadvantages of CFLs is that they contain small amounts of mercury, an element known to be harmful to human health and the environment. If you break a CFL, place all the cleaned-up material in a sealed plastic bag and either put it into an outside trash container for the next normal trash collection or, if convenient, take it to the Mt. Hope Community (Recycling) Center (104 Pushaw Station Rd.,Sunderland, MD) where they accept CFLS year round. Light bulbs of any sort are not acceptable items for recycling with the Town's Recycling contractor.
If you would like a receptacle for your recycling material, please complete the simple online form. Please allow at least TWO WEEKS for delivery of your container. To access the online form -- click here .
Do Not Bag Recycle -- it will get treated as trash if in a bag.
Once we receive your form, Public Works personnel will deliver a container to your home. Again, we encourage everyone to recycle and join us in the program. See table below for specific guidelines and instructions regarding what materials may be recycled, preparation for recycling and what items are unacceptable. Thank you in advance for participating in this very worthwhile program!
Days of Collection
Second trash collections in Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Monday - Trash collections North Part of Town (All year)
Tuesday - Trash collections South Part of Town (All year)
Wednesday - Bagged Yard Waste (Every other week, April thru October)
Thursday - Recycles - North part of Town - Every other week - Second trash collections in summer Memorial Day through Labor Day - North Side
Friday -- Recycles - South part of Town - Every other week - Second trash collections in summer Memorial Day through Labor Day - South Side
RECYCLE PICKUP SCHEDULE (2014)
North Side South Side January 2, 2014 January 3, 2014 January 16, 2014 January 17, 2014 January 30, 2014 January 31, 2014 February 13, 2014 February 14, 2014 February 27, 2014 February 28, 2014 March 13, 2014 March 14, 2014 March 27, 2014 March 28, 2014 April 10, 2014 April 11, 2014 April 24, 2014 April 25, 2014 May 8, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 22, 2014 May 23, 2014 June 5, 2014 June 6, 2014 June 19, 2014 June 20, 2014
RECYCLING BIN INSTRUCTIONS
Please consult this list before placing any items into recycling bin.
PAPER CARDBOARD GLASS METALS PLASTICS
MAGAZINES, JUNK MAIL
WRITING, TYPING AND
JUICE, POP & SODA
BEER & WINE BOTTLES
TIN FOOD CANS,
CANS, ALUMINUM FOIL,
METAL UTENSILS, WIRE,
COPPER AND BRASS
PLASTIC BOTTLES USED
FOR MILK, JUICE, SOAP
AND SOFT DRINKS
put only clean, dry paper into the bin
remove plastic or waxed paper liners and all styrofoam packing material
remove all lids
rinse to remove residue
do not break glass
empty and rinse cans to remove all food residue
remove labels from tin cans
rinse containers to remove residue
wet, waxed or soiled paper
used paper towels and plates
wet soiled or waxed
wax coated beverage
window glass, drinking
glasses or mirrors
cans used for chemicals or paints
aerosol spray cans
appliances, power tools or
containers used for
chemicals or automotive
products (oil, antifreeze, etc.)
heat shrink wrapping
DO NOT PLACE ANY OF THESE MATERIALS IN RECYCLING BIN
LIQUIDS FOOD WASTE WAXED PAPER PRODUCTS FABRICS WOOD STYROFOAM
For a printable version of the "RECYCLING BIN INSTRUCTIONS" click here .
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