HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING COMMITTEE
Please try to reduce waste
by selecting products with simpler packaging.
Compost your grass and leaves at home. Drop off unwanted house-wares,
toys, etc. at the Swap Shed or bring to the Household Goods Recycling of
Massachusetts (HGRM) in Acton. Discard
clothing at the Salvation Army bins at the Transfer Station. Save your surplus books (no
texts) for the Gleason Library Book Sale (June). Building materials such
as kitchen cabinets, interior doors, sinks and faucets, etc. from home
renovations can be routed to needy people via Boston Building Resources. Please check the Recycling Committee Website
for more information.
Careful recycling is
critical to the success of the program.
As an example, colored glass bottles, window glass, or crockery dropped
in the clear glass container creates a problem at the glass processing
#6 is now acceptable in the bin in back of the two plastic recycling bins. Blocks,
clean cups, and trays are acceptable. Please
stack cups and trays so they take up less space, and put them in plastic bags
for easy sorting. No peanuts, colored
insulation, soft foam, utensils, or bubble wrap are acceptable.
All types of household
batteries can be recycled by placing them in the buckets on the three compactor
platforms. The batteries are transported
to Global Recycling Technologies, Stoughton, MA where they are recycled. Taking this step assures that several heavy
metals do not get into the atmosphere via the incinerator.
COMPUTERS, TVs, & ELECTRONICS
Please place all units in
the Swap Shed. Items not picked up by
citizens will be transferred to a special container by Transfer Station
staff. Computers, TVs and electronics
will be sorted for reuse or recycling by the recycling company personnel. The purpose of this effort is to prevent lead
from entering the atmosphere by keeping the cathode ray tubes (CRTs) out of the
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULB RECYCLING
Please hand burned-out
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent
tubes to a Transfer Station Attendant.
These will be transported to Global Recycling Technologies for
disassembly and recovery of the glass, metals and mercury. This will keep the toxic metal mercury from
entering the atmosphere via the incinerator stack.
BUY PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT
It is important to help support the markets for our paper, glass, plastic, etc. Please look for the recycled content label on the products that you buy.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
April and October
(tentative) at the Carlisle DPW (behind the Transfer Station)
Examples of Materials
Accepted: Oil based paints, solvents,
stains, pesticides, cleaners.
Date and a complete list of
items will be published in the Mosquito.
RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am to
Sticker fee: $25.00 annually
(purchased at the Police Station) for the first car; $10 for a second car.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
2. Household Goods Recycling
of Massachusetts (HGRM) (Acton): www.hgrm.org/.
3. Boston Building
Resources: Tel. 617-442-2262, www.bostonbuildingresources.com/.
4. Recycling information:
E-Call (1-800-800-6881). After the
introduction, dial the Zip Code for Carlisle - 01741.
5. Gary Davis,
Superintendent of Public Works, 978-369-6156.