SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Hingham Recycling Guide

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


TOO GOOD for the TRASH - RECYCLEPREPARATION INCLUDEEXCLUDE

PAPER

PAPERBOARD

plastic windows, labels, paper clips and staples are OK

brochures

cards

catalogs, magazines

colored paper

phone/paperback books

envelopes

mail

newspaper, inserts

office paper

paper bags

paperboard boxes

food-soiled paper

tissue paper

corrugated cardboard

milk/juice cartons

paper plates/cups

paper towels

napkins, tissues

egg cartons

plastic bags

styrofoam/ plastic packing material

CORRUGATED

CARDBOARD

flatten

remove non-cardboard material

cardboard wth wavy middle layer

waxy coatings

tape, strapping, staples

food, grease

 METAL CANS

rinse clean

labels are OK

beverage, food cans

aluminum trays

empty aerosol cans

paint cans

foil

large metal items to scrap metal

GLASS

rinse clean

labels, neck rings are OK

bottles and jars ONLY

all colors

window glass

light bulbs

cookware, tableware

caps/lids

PLASTIC

rinse clean

remove caps

labels, neck rings are ok

rigid plastic bottles labeled #1-7

styrofoam

auto fluids

plastic bags

disposable diapers

SCRAP METAL

WHITE GOODS

remove glass panes, fluids

remove appliance doors

appliances

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

engines, exhaust systems

oil tanks, drums, propane tanks, batteries - visit Recycling A - Z

YARD WASTE

Fee for commercial

loose or in PAPER bags

Separate brush/wood chips from leaves

leaves, grass clippings

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

plastic bags

construction waste

BOOKS

Proceeds benefit local organizations

Big Hearted Books container hard cover books, commercial CDs, DVDs, video games, VHS tapes  

COOKING OIL

See Attendant

bring in labelled containers    

REUSABLE

Goodwill/Bay State Textile

Swap Shop (till 3 pm)

clothing, shoes, linens, books

mattresses, electronics

REDEEMABLE BOTTLES & CANS

Proceeds benefit local youth orgs

 

Labeled green barrels in baler building

 

plastic and aluminum beverage containers with a 5c deposit 

 

nonredeemable containers (non-carbonated beverages)

glass bottles

 

 

TOO BAD for the TRASH - DISPOSE OF PROPERLY SEE ATTENDANT Visit Recycling A - Z for other options.    
AUTOMOTIVE straight motor oils, filters (no gas) car batteries antifreeze tires -special collections

BULKY

DEMO 

mattresses, furniture scrap wood cut to 3' lengths fee C&D - special PERMIT required asphalt, brick, concrete -residential only
ELECTRONICS computers, TVs fee Peripherals, stereos Phones, copiers  rechargeable batteries

MERCURY

HAZARDOUS

thermometers/ thermostats, fluorescent tubes, ballasts propane tanks  oil based paint, etc. to HHW Collection Event home medical sharps in rigid containers