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Trash and Recycling must be placed curbside no later than 7:00AM on Wed. unless otherwise noted on calendar

 

MATERIAL

WHAT TO RECYCLE DO NOT INCLUDE

TRASH STICKERS

FOR EXTRA HOUSEHOLD TRASH

UPDATE: Trash Stickers are now located at the Town Manager's Office

If your household trash does NOT fit in your toter with your lid closed, you need to purchase stickers for

$5.00 per extra bag from Town Manager's Office.

EXCESS BAGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP WITHOUT A STICKER -Your bags cannot exceed 50 Lbs.

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

 

See www.tewksbury-ma.gov for Schedule and your pick up week

PLEASE RECYCLE:

Deposit and Non-deposit Aluminum Cans Bottles and Glass, Colored and Clear Plastics #1-7; Newspaper, Sunday Supplements, Magazines, Mixed Paper, Offi Paper, Phone Books, Mail

The Town Library and most schools have paper retrievers in their parking lots.

THESE ITEMS ARE TRASH:

Pizza Boxes, Pie Plates, Aluminum Trays, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Bags, Paper Backed Foil, Items Contaminated with Food Debris, Styrofoam, Milk Cartons,

Ice Cream Boxes or Juice Boxes.

Broken down boxes placed in a cardboard box will NOT be picked up.

FURNITURE (BULKY ITEMS)

Sofas, Loveseats, Large Living Room Chairs, Carpet, Mattresses (furniture).

Call Republic Services 1-800-442-9006 to schedule a FREE pickup

WHITE GOODS APPLIANCESTELEVISIONS, COMPUTER - MONITORS, WATER HEATERS, TIRES, OTHER METAL ITEMS

 

Call Republic Services for pricing and pick-up instructions 1-800-442-9006

 

National Grid Refrigerator or Freezer Recycle Program 1-877-889-4761

LEAVES

See www.tewksbury-ma.gov for Schedule and your pick up day For Missed Leaves

Republic Services 1-800-442-9006

2016 OCT: 17th - NOV: 25th

2017 MAY 1st - JUNE 2nd

Leaves shall be placed in paper bags or separate trash barrels. Leave curbside See www.tewksbury-ma.govfor Schedule and Your Pick Up DAY

 

Avoid grass clippings, pine needles/cones & sticks

Do NOT use PLASTIC bags – will NOT be picked up.

GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

During Spring and Fall leaf clean-up remove leaves, pine needles and debris from tops of catch basins located in front of your property to prevent flooding

BRANCHES & SHRUBS

Collected for one week in different sections of Town – Leave curbside. Republic Services 1-800-442-9006

2016 OCT: 11th - OCT 15th

2017 APRIL 24th - APRIL 28th

Branches & Small Shrubs shall be placed in separate trash barrels or tied into bundles.

Branches shall be NO MORE THAN 3 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.

Avoid mixing grass clippings, pine needles and pine cones

Do not use plastic bags - will NOT be picked up. GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP

CHRISTMAS TREES

Collected for one week in different sections of Town – Leave curbside. Republic Services 1-800-442-9006 Seewww.tewksbury-ma.gov for Schedule and your pick up day

Christmas Trees will be picked up during the week of

January 9, 2017, separate from the trash.

NO TINSEL, TRIMMINGS OR PLASTIC TREE BAGS.

Do NOT put out prior to pickup/snow plowing operations may bury it and it will NOT get picked up.

MEDICAL WASTE

Consult Webpage: http://www.xmeddisposal.com/index.asp

HOUSEHOLD SHARPS

Center Fire Station, 21 Town Hall Ave. 9 am – 4 pm

UNWANTED MEDICATION

Kiosk in Police Station Lobby, 918 Main Street. Available 24/7. Place medication in plastic sealed bags that will fit in Kiosk slot only. Do NOT include liquids or sharps.

MERCURY

Thermometers & Thermostats

Board of Health, Town Hall, Lower Level, 1009 Main Street, Mon-Tue 8AM-4PM

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

 

Donate: http://lowellhabitat.org/?page_id=513 , or contact a private hauler - a fee will be charged.

PAINT

LATEX BASED ONLY

DRIED Latex based paint (kitty litter helps speed drying or “Waste Paint Hardener”) and then dried paint can be placed in plastic bags before discarding in the Trash

NOTE: The Town does not endorse these companies; we only supply a list of known companies that accept these items to help the Tewksbury Residents with proper disposal. - A FEE MAY APPLY -

ASPHALT SHINGLES - Rooftop Recycling Inc., 369 Codman Hill Rd., Boxborough 978-263-1899

CARDBOARD MOVING BOXES – Benezra Boxes, call 781-646-8734 for free pickup. Will accept a minimum of 30 moving boxes in good condition 

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES - Drop off Tewksbury Public Library 300 Chandler Street – Recycling Collection Center Rechargeable batteries, alkaline batteries, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, nickel zinc, small sealed lead batteries, cellphones. Please do NOT drop off light bulbs at this location; see below for proper disposal of light bulbs. 

ELECTRONICS - Best Buy and Staples have great electronics recycling program established, see their web site for more information and a list of more items they take. Republic Services also picks up - call 800-442-9006 to schedule a pickup - Fee Charged 

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS - Aubuchon Hardware, 1777 Main St. 978-657-9333 and O’Connor Hardware, 446 Boston Rd., Billerica 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE - Closest facility in area: Minuteman Hazardous Waste Products Facility, 60 Hartwell Ave., Lexington. For more information: click here - Fee Charged

MOTOR OIL - NEEDS TO BE IN CLEAR CONTAINERS - CANNOT BE MIXED WITH ANYTHING M&S Service Inc, 1875 Rear Main St.

PROPANE TANKS - O’Connor Hardware, 446 Boston Road, Billerica, MA. Fee Charged, Tel: 978-663-3520

TIRES - Schlott Tire Co., 663 Main St., Tewksbury 978-858-0181 - Fee Charged or Republic Services 1-800-442-9006 - Fee Charged, or CMMCP Used Tire Program http://www.cmmcp.org/tires.htm

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imageTIRES, AUTO BATTERIES & METALS, ETC. - Penny’s Auto & Junk Yard, 11 Kittredge Ave., Tewksbury 978-851-2381, you must deliver The Recycling Committee is always looking for new members – Consider volunteering - The Committee meets once a month and host or co-hosts 3-6 events during the year and promotes continued recycling in Tewksbury. Apply at the Town’ Manager’s Office, Town Hall, 1009 Main Street.

ZERO WASTE DAY SEPT. 24, 2016, 9 AM – 1 PM • Wynn Middle School: ZWDTEWKSBURY.ORG