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Recycling Program - Resident Dropoff

RESIDENT DROP-OFF RECYCLING AREA

The Marlborough Residential Recycling area, located at the WeCare Environmantal Facility, at 856 Boston Post Rd. East., allows all Marlborough residents the opportunity to recycle waste under the following conditions:

A window sticker is required.  Note: A free recycling sticker is available to residents interested in recycling papers, plastic, glass and metal food containers and used engine oil.

Stickers can be obtained at the Resident Drop-off Facilty during normal operating hours, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Sticker fees are $50.00 for residents under 62 years of age, $15.00 for residents 62 through 64 years of age, and free for residents 65 and older.

All items being recycled should be clean and uncontaminated so as to allow remanufacture and reuse.  As the market changes, we will be modifying the list of recyclables and increasing the variety of items accepted.

ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR RECYCLING:

Waste engine oil: Residents may dispose of waste engine oil, which has not been contaminated with foreign substances, such as antifreeze.

Used Clothing: The Facility will accept clean and dry used clothing, blankets, paired shoes and curtains.

Food containers and paper materials: The Facility will accept recyclable food containers and paper materials as long as they are uncontaminated.  Plastic, glass and metal food containers must be rinsed clean.  Pizza boxes and used napkins are considered contaminated and are not recyclable.

Tires:  Tires must be removed from wheel rims.  Tires greater than 16 inches in diameter are considered truck tires and are not eligible for disposal.

Automobile batteries: Batteries must not be broken or leaking battery acid.

Fluorescent light bulbs: Bulbs must be intact and not broken.  Broken bulbs are considered hazardous and release mercury to the atmosphere.

Freon using devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Yard waste: The Resident Drop-off Facility will accept leaves and yard waste, including grass clippings.  Acceptable yard waste consists of leaves and grass, wood (no longer than six feet in length and/or over sixty pounds in weight).  Yard waste in plastic bags must be emptied from the bags.  Yard waste material in paper yard waste bags may be disposed of without emptying the bags.  Yard waste disposal does not include disposal of materials/waste such as the amount generated by clearing land to build a house.

Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's): Cathode ray tubes (televisions, computer monitors and oscilloscopes) may be disposed of at the Resident Drop-off Facility;  There is no disposal fee for CRT's at this time, as long as a valid window sticker is on the disposing vehicle.


 

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