SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Hanover 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 and 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 rinse clean beverage, food cans large metal items to scrap metal
FOIL labels are OK aluminum foil, trays empty, dry paint cans to scrap metal
GLASS

rinse clean

labels, neck rings are OK

separate clear from colored

bottles and jars ONLY

all colors

window glass

cookware, tableware

light bulbs

caps/lids

PLASTICS

rinse clean

labels, neck rings are OK

separate large plastics from bottles

rigid plastic bottles labeled #1- #7

large rigid plastic items

caps/lids

styrofoam

plastic bags

auto fluids

disposable diapers

SCRAP METAL

WHITE GOODS

remove glass panes, fluids

remove appliance doors

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

appliances (fee for microwaves, Freon items)

engines, exhaust systems

oil tanks, propane tanks, closed containers (see bottom of page)

YARD WASTE

Composted into fertile soil amendment, available to residents

Bring to Ames Highway Yard on Ames Way (off Winter St.) M-F, 7:30-3  April through November  

loose, NO BAGS

leaves, grass clippings

branches less than 4" thick

plastic bags

branches over 4" thick or 6' long

anything else not specified

BOOKS

Proceeds benefit local organizations

Big Hearted Books container

hard cover books

commercial CDs, DVDs

video games, VHS tapes

 

REUSABLE

Proceeds benefit local organizations

Bay State Textiles container clothing, shoes, linens, rugs, stuffed animals  
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 Visit Recycling A - Z for other options.  
AUTOMOTIVE   straight motor oil antifreeze car batteries,  tires  
BULKY     mattresses  upholstered furniture tables, bureaus, etc 
APPLIANCES   microwaves refrigerators air conditioners
ELECTRONICS  computers/peripherals TVs, a/v equipment Phones, copiers

MERCURY

HAZARDOUS

thermometers/ thermostats  fluorescent tubes propane tanks