Clean and separated is key to a quality material.
While it may seem cumbersome to some at first, especially if you are coming here from a "single-sort" community, once a system is developed for your household you will find that the recycling program is actually quite simple. The following is the layout inside the recycling building from right to left.
Transfer Station staff is here to assist you. Do not hesitate in asking questions. By working together we can keep the facility operating smoothly and efficiently, saving both money and aggravation!
Read detailed information on all recycled materials at Gray's own Recyclopedia.
Basically any paper other than newspaper and magazines (because they have greater value marketed separately): Junk mail, school papers, office paper, manila envelopes, cereal boxes, beer and soda cartons, calendars, egg cartons, paper towel tubes, milk and juice cartons, paper bags, paperback books… (separate location for hardcover books)
Multiple layered boxes with the “squiggly” lines.
Not necessary to flatten, but it is helpful if they are.
No waxed or heavily soiled boxes.
Vegetable cans, pet food cans, aluminum foil, pie plates, coat hangers, empty aerosol cans.
No heavy metal items like pots and pans, these go in the scrap metal outside.
Newspaper and magazines
Only newspaper and magazines. A general rule is that if it comes in the newspaper, it can stay with the newspaper.
Milk jugs, gallon and greater water bottles, detergent bottles. Generally found on the bottom of the plastic container is a recycling symbol with a numeral in it, ranging from #1 to #7.
Due to the lack of market opportunities for the sale of plastic bags and related material, we are forced to discontinue the recycling of such effective immediately.
All other numbered plastics - #’s 1 through 7 except #2 and styrofoam (even if it has the #6). Nothing larger than 5 gallon buckets, these go in a separate category.
All colors of bottles and jars.
Because this is used as a construction aggragate, window glass, cups and dishes and small porcelain items are acceptable.