(Glass, Cans & Plastics)
Glass, metal and plastic containers should
be rinsed out and placed in a blue Rockville Centre recycling bin, a
designated container with an RVC recycling sticker attached, or in a
clear plastic bag.
Call 678-9216 for a replacement bin or a recycling sticker.
Includes: all plastic supermarket food containers (catsup, mayonnaise);
plastic deli and take-out containers; all plastic beverage containers
(water, milk, juice); and plastic containers for detergents and other
cleaning products. Does NOT include: other types of plastic, such as
those used in toys, utensils and tableware, which will contaminate the
recycling stream and should be discarded as regular trash.
Includes: newspapers; magazines; brochures and catalogs (including
glossy catalogs); telephone books; cardboard boxes and cardboard
packaging, gift boxes and food packaging (with any waxed or plastic
paper inserts removed); photocopy and printer paper and packaging;
writing paper, drawing paper, note paper, wrapping paper; junk mail
postcards and envelopes (including windowed envelopes); index cards;
manila folders, binder dividers; old files and reports; computer
printouts; and register tapes.
Stapled paper can be recycled; remove all other fasteners. Shredded
paper should be placed in paper bags or clear plastic bags. Magazines,
catalogues, telephone books, as well as other paper products listed and
collapsed cardboard may be tied into bundles, collected inside cardboard
boxes whose flaps can be closed, or put into paper bags or clear plastic
Does NOT include: carbon paper and self-carbonized paper; typewriter
ribbons; cellophane, sticky tapes and adhesive labels; rubber bands and
metal fasteners and clips; facial tissue and paper towels; food
wrappers, foil wrappers, waxed cartons and packages, such as those used
for beverages and some frozen foods.
Includes: food waste; soiled and unsalvageable
paper products; waxed cartons and packages, such as those used for
beverages and frozen foods; plastic toys, utensils and
tableware; discarded clothing.
Does NOT include: leaves (which are collected in
special bags in the Fall); broken glass; concrete; construction debris;
propane tanks; hazardous materials (paints, solvents, batteries, which
may be disposed of through the Town of Hempstead’s S.T.O.P. program –
Solid waste should be placed in metal or plastic
containers with handles, non-attached covers, and no holes or tears, or
in sealed black plastic bags.
Limit of 50 pounds per filled container or tied
(Call 678-9216 for pickup)
678-9216 before Noon on Tuesday for Wednesday pick-up of waste items too
large for insertion into trash containers: branches and wood debris in
bundles no more than 4 feet in length and weighing no more than 50
pounds; furniture; mattresses; rugs; household appliances (dishwashers,
refrigerators (with doors off), stoves).