SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Kingston 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
remove non-paper material
 
(wax paper, liners, ribbons, foil)
 
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 paper bags

food-soiled paper

plastic bags

cardboard (recycle separately)

milk/juice cartons (recycle with bottles)

paper plates/cups

paper towels, napkins, tissues (compost)

styrofoam/ plastic packing material

brown paper

 CARDBOARD

flatten

remove non-cardboard material

corrugated cardboard

boxboard (i.e cereal boxes)

brown paper bags

paper egg cartons

waxy coatings

tape, strapping, staples

food, grease

BOTTLE

CANS

CONTAINERS

empty and rinse

caps on bottles

labels, neck rings are ok

crumple up foil

beverage, food cans

aluminum trays, foil

empty aerosol cans

glass bottles and jars

rigid plastic bottles

plastic tubs and lids

gable top cartons (milk, juice)

paint cans

diapers

large metal items (to scrap metal)

plastic bags (to grocery store)

window glass

light bulbs (CFLs to mercury shed)

cookware, tableware

auto fluid containers

styrofoam

SCRAP METAL

WHITE GOODS

Some fees may apply

remove glass panes, fluids

remove appliance doors

appliances - fee

engines, exhaust systems - fee

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

oil tanks, drums, propane tanks, batteries (see bottom of page)
LARGE RIGID PLASTICS remove non-plastic and non-rigid components crates, buckets, baskets, toys, lawn furniture, etc. items with non-rigid or non plastic parts (i.e. no skis, hoses, electronics, etc)

YARD WASTE

Finished compost available to residents!

Brush accepted on the 3rd Saturday of the month from April - October, 8 am-3 pm

loose or in PAPER bags

leaves, grass clippings, garden waste

wood chips , brush, logs 2-3" long, <6" thick

plastic bags

branches over 6" thick, stumps, vines

construction or any other waste

CARPET Construction debris container, up to 36" wide- fee tied or taped carpet rolls loose rolls, wider than 36"
REUSABLE Bay State Textile, Salvation Army bins clothing, shoes, linens mattresses, electronics

BOOKS

MEDIA

Big Hearted Books

Recycle That bins

Books

undamaged CDs, DVDs, tapes, records

sports cards, comic books

encyclopedias (remove bindings, recycle with paper)

non-commercial CDs, DVDs (recycle at Best Buy)

REDEEMABLE BOTTLES & CANS

Proceeds benefit local youth orgs

Bottle shed  beverage containers with a 5¢ deposit (carbonated, beer) nonredeemable containers (non-carbonated beverages- water, ice tea, etc.)