HOUSEHOLD HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING COMMITTEE
TOWN OF CARLISLE
Updated January 2014
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 facility.
Foam PolyStyrene #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 incinerator.
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 5:00pm.
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.