Greenland Waste & Recycle

2020 Waste & Recycle Calendar:

Residents are reminded to ensure all garbage and recycling bin lids are CLOSED.
Do not overfill your bins — the lids MUST be closed in order for the truck to make a proper pick-up. 

Greenland Waste comes to Town every Thursday and picks up your garbage one week and recycling the next.  Your BLUE Recycle bin is for Recyclable items only!  The truck that picks up your recycling takes the items collected to a recycling depot.  When loads are contaminated, the depot rejects them as they are not able to bale the items.  There is then a contamination fee that has to be paid.  Please be diligent and do not put any garbage in your blue recycle bin!

Please review the list of allowable recyclables here:  list-of-recyclables-chart-and-typing

If you are unsure if an item is recyclable, the rule of thumb is to put it in the garbage bin so you are not contaminating an entire load of recycling.

ALLOWABLE:              

PAPER:  Flattened cardboard, Cereal boxes, Detergent boxes, Tissue boxes, Newspapers, Flyers, Inserts, Junk mail, Magazines, Catalogues, Paperback books, Telephone books, Letter quality paper, Brown paper bags, Tissue roll cores, Envelopes with and without windows, Copy paper, Computer printouts.  Shredded paper to be bagged. If putting recyclables in a bag it Must be a clear bag!

TIN:  All canned food tins and any Household tin & aluminum is allowed.  Make sure all are cleaned and rinsed! 

PLASTICS:  All grades of household plastics Numbers 1 thru 7, as well as noncontaminated food wrap and plastic shopping bags.  Please put all bags in one bag and tie so they don’t float away when dumping.

 

NOT ALLOWABLE:     

PAPER:  Waxes, Plasticized, Food-contaminated paper or cardboard, Cups or Plates, Soiled tissues, napkins & paper towels, Styrofoam or foam packaging.

TIN:  Scrap metals, Propane tanks, Gas or fuel containers, Wire or plastic hangers, Scrap wire.

PLASTICS:  Oil jugs, Auto parts, Contaminated food or product wrap, Outside plastic, Lawn chairs, Kids toys, Outdoor plastic furniture, Plastic hangers. 

NO GLASS IS ALLOWED IN BINS.  PLEASE TAKE ALL GLASS JARS & BOTTLES
TO SARCAN FOR RECYCLING (RINSED AND LIDS REMOVED).

 

You can find the current schedule for garbage and recycle pickup in each monthly issue of The Chatter — Visit our Home Page to see the latest issue!