Attention Town of Oyster Bay residents: there will be a change in the Town’s recycling collection rules starting Jan. 2, 2019.
The stricter recycling rules now require “clean recycling.” It is better for taxpayers and the environment, the Town says.
“This change is due to a shift in the international markets as a result of increased quantities of soiled paper and cardboard, as well as unrecyclable items, including glass, some plastics and more,” the Town said in a statement.
Residents are encouraged to:
- Place plastic (numbers 1 and 2) and metal products inside the recycling bin.
- Separate paper products and cardboard from plastics and metals and place them beside the pail.
- Dispose all glass products and pizza boxes with your regular garbage.
Here’s what you CAN recycle:
- Clean paper products including mail, newspaper, cereal boxes, egg crates and cardboard boxes.
- Empty plastic drink bottles, laundry detergent bottles, and plastic milk containers.
- Empty steel and aluminum cans (drinks, food, shaving cream, etc.)
Here’s what you CAN’T recycle:
- Coated paper containers (milk, orange juice, broth)
- Styrofoam and other plastics (takeout food containers, solo cups, plastic bags)
- All glass and pizza boxes
- Plastic furniture and toys
For new collection schedules, as well as additional information on changes to the recycling program and proper products to recycle, please visitwww.oysterbaytown.com.
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