Recycling Program & Schedule
Town of Chesapeake Beach Recycling Program (acceptable / unacceptable materials revised July 08, 2015)
Several residents have contacted Town Hall today because their recycle bins were not emptied during the regularly scheduled pick-up. Most often the reason your recyclables are left behind is because you have put them in the recycle bin inside of a plastic bag. This is not allowed. We realize that it is very upsetting to take the time to recycle and have your bin left untouched. Please accept our apologies and we ask that you continue to recycle using the guidelines below. NOTE: No plastic bags filled with any recyclable materials with the following exception: Shredded paper must be in clear plastic bags.
Do Not Put Recycle Materials in Plastic Bags
-- Put RMs Directly into your Recycle Bin
Newspaper and inserts, paper magazines and catalogs
Phone books and office paper
Aluminum food and beverage cans, aluminum foil-must be clean
Metal food and beverage containers
Pet (#1) plastic bottles and trays
HDPE (#2) plastic bottles and tubs
#3, #4, #5 and #7 plastic bottles, containers and lids
Clear, brown & green glass food & beverage containers
Milk cartons and juice boxes
Plastic bags of any kind
Food waste, pizza boxes, napkins, fast food boxes, wax coated boxes, used paper plates, food soiled paper
Rocks, dirt, concrete, trees, branches, grass clippings
Medical waste - needles, sharps, red bag waste, hospital waste
Tires, lumber, shrink wrap, pvc pipe
Fabrics - clothing, sheets, blankets
Styrofoam, cords, ropes, chains, chairs, shelving, auto parts, fencing
Hazardous materials such as batteries, paint, medicines, oils / gasoline, ammunition, radioactive materials
In doubt?? Place it with the trash!!
For a printable version of the above list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, click here .
For more information on Mixed Curbside Residential Recycling, click here.
For more information on Trash Collection, click here.
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 .
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!
Attn: Chesapeake Village Residents -- your trash collection day is Monday and your recycle collection day is Thursday.
NOTE: After Memorial Day (May 25, 2015), Recycling will be collected every week. Additional collection dates are highlighted in the table (right).
RECYCLE PICKUP SCHEDULE (2015)
North Side South Side January 02, 2015 January 15, 2015 January 16, 2015 January 29, 2015 January 30, 2015 February 12, 2015 February 13, 2015 February 26, 2015 February 27, 2015 March 12, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 26, 2015 March 27, 2015 April 09, 2015 April 10, 2015 April 23, 2015 April 24, 2015 May 07, 2015 May 08, 2015 May 21, 2015 May 22, 2015 May 28, 2015 May 29, 2015 June 04, 2015 June 05, 2015 June 11, 2015 June 12, 2015 June 18, 2015 June 19, 2015 June 25, 2015 June 26, 2015 July 02, 2015 July 02, 2015 July 09, 2015 July 10, 2015 July 16, 2015 July 17, 2015 July 23, 2015 July 24, 2015 July 30, 2015 July 31, 2015
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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