Recycling Dos and Don’ts

The RSWA’s list of what you can and can’t recycle at each location. D’oh…I’ve been leaving them broken drinking glasses.  #

7 Responses to “Recycling Dos and Don’ts”


  • I live in the county and would **love** to be able to subscribe to recycling service that would haul sorted stuff away. But I know of no such commercial option. Does anyone?

  • I’m with you. I only bother putting out the trash every few weeks, because we only generate about a bag every week or two. In the meantime, my car’s trunk is the de facto recycling storage location, and I only get around to going to McIntire about once a month. It would be great to be able to pay a bit to get it picked up.

  • Anyone know what a HHW Day is?

  • It took me a few minutes, but I figured it out — Household Hazardous Waste.

  • I wonder why you can’t put magazines in the book bin. They even highlighted that warning in yellow. I put my old magazines in the book bin @ McIntire all the time, thinking that I’m doing a service by providing people with free magazines. And sometimes I take a few free magazines for myself.

  • They used to accept them. I’m guessing there were just way too many magazines, and it’s a pain for them to have to haul magazines over to the magazine/newspaper recycling bin. But I’m with you on the utility of it — I often put Wired and The New Yorker in there, knowing that some folks would be glad to grab one of those. Before I subscribed to The New Yorker, I’d occasionally grab a copy from the book bin, which is what convinced me to subscribe.

  • the McIntire Recycling center now takes compact fluorescent bulbs, cell phones, and may soon start taking batteries.

    Household Hazardous Waste Days are held in the Spring and Fall of each year – usually April and October. Check the RSWA or County website for details. Try to collect stuff until you can make a trip out there.

    RSWA is working on a Solid Waste Strategic Plan that should include more recycling options in the County. Hopefully they’ll decide on a “scenario” by summer.

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