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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 you’ll 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.

Here’s 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 (that’s 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
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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