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Huntington Recycles: All In One 

Huntington is returning to Dual Stream Recycling IN JANUARY 2019.

The final "All In One" single stream recycling collection will be on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Beginning on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 recycling collection will be done in a dual stream format with bottles cans and plastics collected on one week and paper and cardboard collected on the alternating weeks.

Your “All In One” recycling bin can contain:

 

Mixed Paper: Newspaper, magazines, mail (junk and personal), school papers, scrap paper, Pennysavers and other circulars, cereal and other grocery boxes, paperback books, detergent boxes and shoe boxes.

 

Cardboard: Shipping and other corrugated boxes. Any boxes that cannot easily fit in your dedicated recycling container may be flattened, tied and placed alongside the recycling container.

Glass: Empty jars and bottles (rinsed). Lids and tops are recyclable but should be removed and placed loose in the recycling container.

Metal: Empty tin and aluminum food and beverage cans (rinsed), empty aerosol cans, clean disposable aluminum pans and trays, clean aluminum foil. 

Plastic: All plastic food, beverage, soap, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, bleach, cleaner bottles, plastic flower pots and containers with ∆1 through ∆7 accepted (please rinse before recycling).

 

Place your “All In One” recycling at the curb on days indicated by the on-line Trash Pickup and Recycling Calendar. Make sure the container is marked with a recycling sticker and has holes in the bottom for drainage. Use any rigid container that is 42 gallons or less in volume and weighs 50 lbs. or less when full. If one recycling container isn’t enough to hold everything just add another. Recycling collection begins at 5 a.m. so remember to have your recyclables out before this time.

 

Do not place recycling out in plastic bags. They will not be collected.

Although plastic bags are recyclable, they are not collected curbside. They must be handled separately. Please reuse your bags within your household or return them to your local store for recycling.

Recycling placed out in plastic bags will not be picked up. Residents that put the Recycling out in a plastic bag add to the cost of the program because the contents have to be manually de-bagged. Loose plastic bags at the material recycling facility wrap around moving parts which requires a complete shutdown of the sorting line to clean. Plastic bags in your curbside recycling will not be recycled. They will be disposed of as a contaminant

 

Unacceptable Curbside Recyclables: Dispose of these items in regular trash except where indicated by a note.

 

Mixed Paper: Tissues, paper towels, soiled paper, hardcover books, and spiral notebooks.

Cardboard: All wax coated cardboard and soiled cardboard food boxes.

Glass: Ceramic, porcelain, mirrors, drinking glasses, auto glass, plate glass and light bulbs.

Metal: Hangers (see note), paint cans, and durable cookware.

Plastic: Styrofoam (see note), plastic bags and plastic wrap (see note), plastic toys, anti-freeze containers, plastic or rubber hoses, Tupperware or reusable plastic housewares, plastic plates and utensils,  and items without a resin code symbol ∆.

(Note)These items are recyclable, just not through the Town’s curbside collection program. Many dry cleaners will accept hangers returned from homeowners. New York State law mandates that larger supermarkets and retailers have plastic bag recycling programs. Styrofoam can be dropped off at our Recycling Center.

Plastic and Styrofoam packaging fill (peanuts) can be recycled. Telephone 1-800-828-2214 for the location of the nearest package store or business which accepts plastic loose fill for reuse.