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Town of Chesapeake Beach Recycling Program

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


ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

Corrugated containers ("cardboard")
Newspapers and inserts 
Magazines and catalogs
Phone books 
Office paper 
Chipboard / boxboard
Junk mail 
Kraft bags
Shredded paper (must be in clear plastic bags) 
Aluminum food and beverage cans, aluminum foil and pie plates 
Metal food & beverage containers
PET (#1) plastic bottles and trays 
HDPE (#2) plastic bottles and tubs 
# 3, # 4, #5, #6 and# 7 Plastic bottles, containers, lids and tubs
Clear, green and brown glass food and beverage containers
Gable top cartons (i.e. milk cartons)
Juice boxes and other aseptic packaging
Rigid plastics such as laundry baskets, dishpans and the like and 
nothing larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft .

Hazardous materials, such as batteries, paint, medicines, pesticides,
oils / gasoline, ammunition, radioactive materials
Medical Waste, such as needles, sharps, "Red Bag" and hospital 
waste
Rocks, dirt, concrete 
Food waste
Tires 
Lumber 
Green waste (trees, shrubs, branches, grass clippings)
Shrink and stretch wrap
Fabrics such as clothing, sheets, blankets 
PVC pipe
Styrofoam 
Pizza Boxes
Cords, rope, chains, cable, hoses 
Oversized scrap metal items, such as chairs, shelving, auto parts,
fencing

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

 

 

RECYCLING BIN INSTRUCTIONS

Please consult this list before placing any items into recycling bin.

PAPER CARDBOARD GLASS METALS PLASTICS

MAGAZINES, JUNK MAIL
ENVELOPES, NEWSPAPER
FLYERS, BROCHURES
WRITING, TYPING AND
COMPUTER PAPER
BOOKS, CANCELLED
CHECKS

CORRUGATED BOXES,
PAPER TUBES,
WRAPPING PAPER,
CEREAL BOXES,
FILE FOLDERS,
POSTER BOARD

JUICE, POP & SODA
WATER BOTTLES
BEER & WINE BOTTLES
FOOD JARS

TIN FOOD CANS,
ALUMINUM BEVERAGE
CANS, ALUMINUM FOIL,
METAL UTENSILS, WIRE,
COPPER AND BRASS

PLASTIC BOTTLES USED
FOR MILK, JUICE, SOAP
AND SOFT DRINKS

PREPARATION:

• put only clean, dry paper into the bin

PREPARATION:  

• flatten boxes
• remove plastic or waxed paper liners and all styrofoam packing material

PREPARATION:

• remove all lids
• rinse to remove residue
• do not break glass

PREPARATION:

• empty and rinse cans to remove all food residue
• remove labels from tin cans

PREPARATION:

• rinse containers to remove residue

 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

• wet, waxed or soiled paper
• used paper towels and plates
• carbon paper

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

• wet soiled or waxed
cardboard
• wax coated beverage
containers
• Pizza boxes 

 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

• light bulbs
• window glass, drinking
glasses or mirrors

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

• cans used for chemicals or paints
• aerosol spray cans
• appliances, power tools or
batteries

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

• containers used for
chemicals or automotive
products (oil, antifreeze, etc.)
• rubber products
• styrofoam
• photographic film
• plastic bags
• polyvinyl sheeting
• 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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