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Town of Chesapeake Beach 2014 Recycling Program

NOTE:  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 .

“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! 

Reminder -- From Labor Day until Memorial Day recycle pickup will occur EVERY OTHER WEEK (see schedule on right).

New Weekly Recycle Schedule

Thursday - recycle the north part of town every other week and from Memorial Day through Labor Day once a week 

Friday - recycle the south part of town every other week and from Memorial Day through Labor Day once a week

Attn: Chesapeake Village Residents -- Effective July 7, 2014 your trash collection day will change to Monday and your recycle collection day will be changed to Thursday.

 

RECYCLE PICKUP SCHEDULE (2014)

North Side South Side
September 11, 2014 September 12, 2014
September 25, 2014 September 26, 2014
October 09, 2014 October 10, 2014
October 23, 2014 October 24, 2014
November 06, 2014 November 07, 2014
November 20, 2014 November 21, 2014
December 04, 2014 December 05, 2014
December 18, 2014 December 19, 2014

 

 

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

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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