SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Cohasset Recycling Guide

To learn about other recycling & disposal options visit Recycling A - Z & Hazardous Waste. 


TOO GOOD for the TRASH - 

RECYCLE

PREPARATION  INCLUDE EXCLUDE
PAPER

plastic windows, labels, 

paper clips & staples are OK

brochures

cards

catalogs, magazines

colored paper

phone, paperback books

envelopes

mail

newspaper, inserts

office paper

white & colored paper bags

food-soiled paper

tissue paper

milk, juice cartons

paper plates, cups

paper towels

napkins, tissues

egg cartons

plastic bags

 

CARDBOARD

flatten

remove wax paper, liners

corrugated cardboard

paperboard boxes

brown paper bags

waxy coatings

styrofoam or plastic packing material

METAL CANS

FOIL

rinse clean

labels are OK

beverage, food cans

aluminum foil, trays

empty dry paint cans

aerosol cans

large metal items to scrap metal
GLASS

rinse clean

labels, neck rings are OK

separate clear, green, brown

bottles and jars ONLY

all colors

window glass

cookware, tableware

light bulbs

caps, lids

PLASTICS

rinse clean

labels, neck rings are OK

separate plastic bags from other plastic

rigid plastic bottles labeled #1- #7

plastic pass

caps, lids

styrofoam

auto fluids

disposable diapers

SCRAP METAL

WHITE GOODS

remove glass panes, fluids

remove appliance doors

appliances (fee for Freon items)

large metal items: bikes, grills, windows, etc.

engines, exhaust systems

oil tanks, propane tanks, closed containers (see table below)

YARD WASTE

loose or in PAPER bags

separate brush & wood chips from leaves

fee for commercial

leaves, grass clippings

wood chips, brush, logs 2-3" long, <12" thick

plastic bags

branches over 12" thick

construction waste

TOO GOOD for the TRASH

COLLECTION AREAS

     
BOOKS Hands Across The Water container hard cover books, textbooks, encyclopedias for education in developing countries
REUSABLE

Goodwill/Red Cross

Swap Shop ('til 3pm)

clothing, shoes, linens

household items in GOOD condition

mattresses, electronics
REDEEMABLE BOTTLES & CANS Boy Scout collection trailer beverage containers with a 5¢ deposit nonredeemable containers (non-carbonated beverages)

 

TOO BAD for the TRASH:

DISPOSE OF PROPERLY

See RTS attendant 

Some fees may apply

Bring your mercury containing products  to the shed at the Transfer Station, the Board of Health, or to Cohasset's HHW Collection Event.   

Only the Transfer Station accepts fluorescent lamps Visit Recycling A - Z for other options. 
AUTOMOTIVE straight motor oils, filters (no gas) car batteries antifreeze tires (fee)
BULKY, DEMO mattresses, furniture (fee) scrap wood cut to 3' lengths (fee) Thursday, Friday ONLY with Special Permit asphalt, brick, concrete separate (fee)
ELECTRONICS computers, TVs (fee) Peripherals, stereos Phones, copiers  rechargeable batterie

MERCURY

HARZARDOUS

thermometers/ thermostats, fluorescent tubes, ballasts propane tanks (fee) oil based paint accepted last Saturday of October-April from 9am-1pm. All other to Hazardous Home Waste Collection Event The BOH accepts 'sharps' in rigid containers from residents