Recycling NEW EDITS

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To avoid interruption of trash and recycling services, the carts MUST be placed curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Carts are required to be at least two (2) feet apart and lids completely shut for collection. 


Take a look at all the things you can put in your big blue cart. 



Examples include:
Food and soda cans, steel cans, tin cans and non-aerosol cans 





Examples include:
Dairy and dairy substitues, juice cartons and boxes, egg substitute cartons, protein drink cartons, wine boxes, soup and broth cartons, tofu cartons and ice cream cartons. Remember to rinse out your carton first. 



Examples include:
Soda and water bottles, shampoo and soap bottles, milk and laundry detergent, jugs, peanut butter and mayo jars, plastic trays and microwave dinner containers, clear clamshell containers and plastic egg cartons.  



Examples include:
Brown paper bags, newspapers, phone books, paperboard: cereal and shoe boxes, molded fiberboard, magazines and catalogs (less than half inch thick), printing paper, mail (including window envelopes), brochures, file folders, card stock and corrugated cardboard (remove plastic and flatten).



Examples include:
Food and beverage bottles and jars




The following items cannot be placed in your recycle bin

Plastic bags, Styrofoam, alkdfjalkdjfalkdsmjfdls




Construction debris should be taken to the transfer station   


Phew! Diapers cannot be recycled. Bag and tie and place in your trash cart. 

 Rigged Plastics  Coolers, outdoor furniture, toys, food storage container, tupperware      
Paper Towesl and Nampiks    consider using cloth or recycle towels. There is no process to recycle paper towels and napkins.   Metal  Hardware and scrap metal. can take to transfer station. Bring to QC Collection day 2x a year. 

 Pizza Boxes

The bottom cannot be recycled. Only the top if it is free from food waste.  Tubes   Examples include: toothpaste, face cream, sunscreen, glue, etc. 

 Plastic bags

Plastic bags get caught in the recycling machine. Select stores recycle plastic bags.   

 ICON_TISSUE-PAPER The coating used in wrapping paper does not recycle and can cause damage to the machinery. Consider using newspaper or other to wrap your gifts.  ICON_FOOD-WASTE Food waste belongs in the trash. Consider composting.  
 ICON_YARD-WASTE Yard waste can be bagged and tied in the trash can. If it does not fit, you can schedule bulk trash pickup.   ICON_HAZARDOUS-MATERIALS HHW should never go in trash or recycle carts. Examples include: motor oil, food oil, light bulbs, paint, cleaning chemicals, etc. 


















Click on the icon next to each material for detailed recycling guidelines. If it's not on the list, please resist.

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars & Dinnerware

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Examples of acceptable items include: - # 1 - 7 plastics are accepted BUT NO PLASTIC BAGS, SNACK BAGS OR STYROFOAM EVEN IF THEY ARE NUMBERED 

- Soda, water, shampoo, and soap bottles
- Milk, laundry detergent, and cat litter jugs
- Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter tubs
- Peanut butter and mayonnaise jars
- Plastic trays like those used for microwave dinners
- Clear "Clam-Shell” containers like those used to package strawberries, bakery goods and salads
- Plastic egg cartons and cookie divider shells
**Gently rinse items**
- NO plastic bags, plastic lids or caps
- NO Stryofoam, plastic shrink wrap
- NO plastic toys or plastic toothpaste type tubes


Examples of acceptable items include: 
- Corrugated Cardboard  (Remove plastic wrappers and flatten.)
- Brown Paper Bags
- Newspapers
- Paperboard - cereal, food, shoe boxes, etc. (Remove plastic liners.)
- Molded fiberboard
- Magazines and catalogs - less than 1/2 inch thick
- Phone books
- Printing and writing paper
- Mail - envelope windows and mail are okay. (Remove other non paper items.)
- Other paper - pamphlets, brochures, file folders, card stock, etc.

Aluminum & Metal Cans

Examples of acceptable items include:
- Aluminum cans
- Steel/Tin cans - non-hazardous aerosol cans are ok. (No other steel.)
**Gently rinse items**

Glass Bottles & Jars

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Examples of acceptable items include:
- Glass food and beverage bottles and jars. (No other glass.)
**Gently rinse items**



Examples of acceptable items include:
- Milk (dairy, soy and almond)
- Juice
- Cream
- Egg white and egg substitute
- Soup and broth
- Protein drinks
- Eggnog
- Wine
- Tofu
- Small juice boxes
- Ice cream and frozen yogurt
**Empty all food or liquid and gently rinse**
Remove straws and caps

Non-Recyclable Items


Keep these out of your Do More Blue cart:

- Food waste
- Plastic bags
- Yard waste
- Styrofoam
- Pizza Boxes
- Clothing
- Grass
- Diapers

Want to know why you can't recycle plastic bags?
Where do our recycling materials go?


QC Recycle Center Map

QC Recycle Center

Visit us at the QC Recycle Center, conveniently located at Crewse Lane and Ellsworth Road in Town Center (across from Founders' Park Splash Pad, just south of Town Hall). The Town provides this service to residents who live in multi-family communities or businesses without in-house recycling. Recycling helps the entire community! This site is available to anyone who wishes to use it, including those who have not yet begun service.




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