Newspaper and advertising inserts are both acceptable materials. They must be clean and dry. No envelopes, junk mail, notebooks, or books are accepted with the newspaper.
Magazines and catalogs are both acceptable materials. They must be clean and dry.
SORTED MIXED OFFICE WASTE (SMOW)
The materials accepted in this category are envelopes (with or without windows), white and color ledger (bond, typing, copier, index cards), manila and bleached file folders and envelopes, direct mail (opened and sorted for contaminants). These materials can be shredded. Unacceptable materials in this category include: unbleached paper, carbon paper, transparencies, Mylar, self sealing envelopes, and padded envelopes.
Only jars and bottles are accepted. All colors may be mixed together. The lids must be removed and thrown in the garbage. The glass must be clean. No window glass or ceramic is acceptable.
TIN & ALUMINUM
Only cans are accepted. Remove labels if possible. Cans must be clean. Aerosol cans, food trays and foil are not accepted.
Christmas trees are collected during the holiday season until January 31st free of charge. After February 1st, the trees are considered brush and a fee will be assessed.
OCC (CORRUGATED CARDBOARD)
This Brown, double-walled material has a wavy center and is used in most shipping boxes. To prepare OCC for recycling, all contaminants must be removed, and the boxes must be flattened. Wax coated materials are not acceptable when recycling OCC and are considered contaminants. Grease and cheese residue on pizza boxes also act as contaminants, therefore pizza boxes are not accepted for recycling. Cereal-box, box board can be mixed with OCC.
HDPE # 2
There are two types of HDPE # 2, natural and colored. Examples of natural HDPE # 2 are water, cider jugs, and milk jugs. Examples of colored HDPE # 2 are plastic detergent, soap, and shampoo bottles. Both of these types of plastic must have a HDPE # 2 recycling symbol on the bottom of them. The plastic bottles must be clean, and the lids should be removed and discarded. The size of medicine bottles are too small for our recycling operation and cannot be recycled.
PETE # 1
Examples of this type of plastic bottle are soda and water bottles. The bottle must have a PETE # 1 recycling logo stamped on the bottom of it. The plastic bottles must be clean, and the lids should be removed and discarded.
The clothing must be clean, dry, and in usable condition. If they have stains or rips in them, please throw the item away with your trash. Also acceptable are pairs of shoes, purses, curtains, sheets, bedspreads, blankets, towels, and pillowcases. These articles should be placed in a clear plastic bag. All articles shall be free from any wetness, moisture, grease, mold, solvents, or food waste. Unacceptable items in this category include: Carpets and pillows.
- The majority of the collected clothing is sent to third world countries in need of those resources.
Textbooks of an educational nature are accepted for recycling. The textbooks should not be more than 15 years old. Fictional novels will not be accepted.
- Collected textbooks are shipped to economically depressed school districts in the southern United States.
Phone books and Paperback books are accepted for recycling.
Leaves, grass clippings, and garden clean-up (stalks) are accepted for recycling. These items should be loose (please do not place them in bags). Items for composting are only accepted at the Schuyler Falls Compost area.
The fee for disposal of brush is based on the size of the load. The branches cannot exceed 3 inches in diameter. No stumps will be accepted. Brush is only accepted at the Schuyler Falls Landfill Compost Drop-off area.
Scrap metal and appliances are accepted. A Freon removal fee is charged to dispose of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. Because these items require special handling they should not be placed in the scrap metal bin.
Computers, TVs, VCRs, Stereos, Home Entertainment Centers, etc. are accepted at the Schuyler Falls Landfill and Mooers Transfer Station. A processing fee will be charged depending on the size of the device.
Tires are accepted for recycling. A disposal fee is charged per tire, and is dependent on the size of the tire. Tires are only accepted at the Schuyler Falls Landfill and the Mooers Transfer Station.