WHAT TO RECYCLE?

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Recycling will reduce your cost; the more you recycle, the less trash you have to put into the PAYT bags, and the more money you’ll save.

The following is information about what is accepted for recycling. Remember, the more you recycle, the more you save!

 

PLEASE RECYCLE:

 

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

Please do not include:

  • No recyclables with food waste

 

  • No napkins, paper towels, tissues

  • No waxed-, foil, or plastic- coated paper

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

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More Information

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

 

Office Hours:

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

CONTACT >

Department of Public Works
159 Camelot Drive

Plymouth MA 02360

(508)830-4162 ext. 100

(508)830-4165

www.plymouth-ma.gov