WHAT TO RECYCLE?

Recycling will reduce your cost, since there is no additional fee to recycle the items listed below. The more you recycle, the less trash you have to put into the Yellow bags, and the more money you’ll save.

Middleborough has every-other-week single stream recycling collection, all recyclables are accepted in the same container. See below for accepted materials.

 

Please place your properly prepared recycling cart to the curb on your designated collection day by 7am.

 

Please note: Do not use plastic bags for recyclables.

PLEASE RECYCLE: (place all recyclables loose in the recycling cart)

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Plastic Bottles, Jars, Jugs, & Tubs

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  • Plastic Bottles and Containers (clean & empty containers with lids and caps ON)

  • Plastic Soda, Water & Drink Bottles

  • Plastic Food & Household Bottles/Jars
    (screw top bottles and jars, ex. ketchup, mayonnaise, detergent, shampoo)

  • Plastic Tubs & Lids
    (ex. yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese)

  • Plastic Produce, Deli & Bakery Containers, Cups, Trays
    (take-out containers, berries/produce containers)

Please do not include:

  • No plastic bags or plastic utensils

 

  • No Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

 

  • No bulky plastics (buckets, crates) or toys

Glass Bottles & Jars

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  • Glass bottles and jars (empty containers with caps OFF)

  • All glass colors

 

Please do not include:

  • No windows, mirrors, or auto glass

 

  • No light bulbs

  • No dishes, ceramics, or Pyrex

Metal Cans & Aluminum

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  • Metal cans and Aluminum (empty containers)

  • Steel, tin, and aluminum cans

 

  • Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil

Please do not include:

  • No chains, wires or hangers

Paper & Cardboard

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  • Magazines & Catalogs

  • All newspapers & inserts

  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.) & paper bags

  • Cardboard – please flatten

  • Pizza boxes – remove food and greasy sections

  • Office paper, Junk mail (Staples, paperclips, spirals, & plastic envelope windows are OK)

  • Soft cover books

  • Phone books

  • Gift wrap

  • Milk and Juice cartons, juice boxes, soy milk cartons

Please do not include:

  • No recyclables with food waste

 

  • No napkins, paper towels, tissues

  • No shredded paper

  • No photo or carbon paper

For additional recycling options, such as for electronics, appliances, fluorescent bulbs, please see Middleborough Landfill and the South Shore Recycling Cooperative.

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More Information

For more information, please contact the Middleborough Department of Public Works

 

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm

CONTACT >

Department of Public Works
48 Wareham Street
Middleborough, MA 02346
508-946-2480 T
508-946-2484 F
dpwweb@middleborough.com

www.middleborough.com/rubbishrecycling