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Town of Arlington Department of Public Works 51 Grove Street Arlington, MA 02476

PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S.POSTAGE PAID Boston, MA Permit No. 59414

2012-2013 Recycling and Trash Guide for Residents

This guide provides information you will need to properly dispose of many types of waste, making the most of Arlington's numerous recycling and disposal options. For options not mentioned in this guide, please visit www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle or call 781-316-3108.

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Postal Customer Arlington, MA Important New Recycling & Trash Guidelines Weekly Unlimited Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Starts July 2. Mandatory Recycling & Trash Limit Enforcement Starts in September. Keep trash and recycling containers together. Please read "What's New" on page 1.

What's New?

Starting July 2nd, weekly collection of recycling and yard waste (in season) begins. Make sure your recycling accompanies your trash at the curb and your total trash does not exceed 100 gallons (approximately three, 32-gallon trash barrels), per household. Do not remove recycling bins until trash has been collected. That's it. Starting in September, trash will not be collected if there is no recycling accompanying it, or any trash that exceeds the 100 gallon limit. A sticker will be adhered to your trash explaining why it was not collected. Households may contact JRM directly to pay for a paid pick-up of excess trash or they should return it to their property for collection the following week.

Bulk Trash Items: One bulk item is accepted with curbside collection per household, per week. Bulk items include toilets, sinks, mattresses/box springs (one set counts as one bulk item), furniture, microwaves, rugs (cut, rolled, and tied to 3' or less), and car tires (no rims, only 2 per week). TV/Computer Monitors (CRTs) Disposal Options: Bring your CRT/TV to the DPW Office and purchase a sticker for proper disposal ($10 per unit). You must be able to lift/ transfer unit in order to use this option. For curbside collection, call DPW to schedule a collection ($40 per unit) or call DPW 48 hours prior to one of two Town-wide collections on 11/17/12 or 5/11/13 ($20 per unit). Electronic Waste (e-waste): Many small e-waste items such as cell phones, DVD players, small appliances, hard drives, radios, and toasters can be dropped off at the DPW Offices during business hours for free, except CRTs ($10) and laptops ($5). Call ahead or view the full list of acceptable items online at: www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle Appliances (whitegoods): Appliances such as a washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, air conditioner, hot water heater, and dehumidifier are collected and recycled for $20 per unit. Call JRM to schedule a pick-up. Microwaves are considered a bulk trash item. Mercury: Mercury items such as thermometers, thermostats, and button cell batteries may be brought to DPW for recycling. CFL light bulbs are NOT accepted and should be brought to either of Arlington's Hardware stores. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): HHW is collected eight times per year in Lexington (see calendar p.3 for dates). A complete list of acceptable items can be found online at: lexingtonma.gov/dpw/hhhwfacility.cfm Oil-based paints are disposed of at these collections. Latex paint should be completely dried and disposed of in regular trash. Medication Disposal: Starting June 15, 2012 unused/ unwanted medications can be dropped off for proper disposal 24 hours a day in a new medication disposal drop box at the Community Safety Building, 112 Mystic Street. Whenever possible, medications should be dropped off in their original containers, with the name of the medication clearly visible. Bottles containing liquid medications should be placed in plastic bags (available on site). No sharps/ needles will be collected. A sharps disposal drop box in Town is scheduled to open by the end of 2012. Check arlingtonma.gov/health for updates or call the Health Department at 781-316-3170. Composting: Compost Bins are available for purchase by contacting the DPW Office.

Dear Resident, Arlington is pleased to announce the start of unlimited weekly recycling and yard waste (in season) starting on July 2. For years, weekly recycling has been one of the top service requests residents have made to Town Hall. The new service upgrades are made possible by enforcing current recycling laws and limiting trash removal to 100 gallons per week, per household, which is approximately three, 32 gallon trash barrels. The Town is able to offer weekly recycling collection through our new solid waste collection contractor, JRM Hauling and Recycling. You may start seeing JRM collection trucks around Town as they prepare to start service to Arlington. We anticipate the new recycling and trash guidelines implemented with this contract will bring the Town closer in line with the Massachusetts 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan, by increasing waste diversion into the recyclable material streams and improving compliance with state regulations that ban certain types of waste from incineration or landfills. We hope residents benefit from the new weekly recycling and yard waste collection service. Please be sure to read the complete program details inside for changes to recycling and trash collection.

s Commercial Collection Program: Recycling is now weekly.

Commercial accounts are subject to the same mandatory recycling requirements as residents. There are no changes to trash collection. New commercial customers should contact DPW for details. DPW Customer Service Office 51 Grove Street, 2nd Floor Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Phone: 781-316-3108 Additional information can be found online at: www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle Receive trash and recycling reminders via email. Subscribe to Town of Arlington Notices at: www.arlingtonma.gov/subscriber

Starting in October, households that leave trash, barrels, recycling containers, or yard waste on the curb later than 9 PM the day after their scheduled collection date will be subject to a fine. In cases when a household predicts they will have excess trash due to a significant clean out, JRM can be contacted directly for a paid pick-up. The charge is $10 per five 32-gallon barrels ($10 minimum).

Additional Rules and Regulations

Residential trash and recycling should be placed at the curb no sooner than 6 PM on the day prior to your collection day and no later than 7 AM on the scheduled pick up day. Plastic rubbish bags (3-ply minimum) are acceptable. Cardboard boxes are not an acceptable container for trash. Cardboard boxes can be used for recycling paper or cardboard, but will be taken as recycling. Yard waste should be in labeled barrels or in paper yard waste bags. No container or bundle for collection should exceed 50 lbs. Acceptable Wastes: Shall mean all trash which can be placed into acceptable containers, excluding any materials covered by the Massachusetts DEP Waste Bans, and/or inherently dangerous, toxic, or hazardous wastes regulated by State and Federal authorities. Waste ban items include: construction and demolition debris, auto parts, stumps (regardless of size), dirt, rock, concrete, biological waste, ammunitions, and explosives. You can view a full list at: www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/solid/wastebans.htm

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Curbside Recycling Instructions

Recycling must accompany trash at curb to be collected. Do not remove recycling bins before trash has been collected. Recycling Containers: The Town does not distribute recycling bins. Any reusable container (barrel, bin) clearly marked "recycling" can be used for curbside collection. Free "recycling" stickers are available at the DPW Office. Cardboard boxes may be used as a container (no sticker), but these boxes will be collected as recycling. Sorting: Single-stream prepared items will continue to be picked up. However, sorting paper from other recyclables is preferred. Material Preparations: All recyclables (cans, bottles, jars, cartons) must be rinsed free of all contaminants. Remove and discard all corks, tops, and rings. Flatten containers whenever possible.

Collection Calendar

Recycling must accompany trash at curb to be collected. Do not remove recycling bins before trash has been collected.

Weekly unlimited mandatory recycling Keep recycling and trash containers together

Weekly unlimited mandatory recycling Keep recycling and trash containers together

Missed collections and paid excess trash pick-up, call JRM at 800-323-HAUL (4285).

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· Mail and envelopes (envelope windows OK) · Magazines and catalogs · Paperback books · Phone books · Paper bags · Greeting cards · Wrapping paper (no foil) · Shredded paper (Place in paper bag) · Fax paper · Computer paper

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· Paper towels, facial tissues, napkins · Cigarette packs · Candy wrappers · Wax or plastic-coated paper · Foil wrapping paper · Hardcover books

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Corrugated boxes and other cardboard should be flattened. Boxes can also be nested for recycling. · Cardboard boxes · Pizza boxes (with greasy liner removed) · Toilet paper rolls · Frozen food boxes (no wax coating) · Paper egg cartons · Soda or beer packaging · Soap boxes · Laundry detergent boxes

· Boxes with silver or foil linings or coatings · Anything dirty or greasy · Wax-coated boxes

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Tin, Aluminum

· Aluminum and tin cans · Foil and pie plates · Empty steel aerosol cans

· Scrap metal · Wire clothes hangers · Latex paint cans (Put empty, dried-out cans in trash) · Propane tanks can be recycled at DPW for free. · Corks, tops or rings. · Broken glass · Cups, dishes, plates · Glass windows · Pyrex®

· Hypodermic needles (Please contact the Health Department for proper disposal at 781-316-3170).

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Any color glass bottles and jars rinsed clean of debris. · Condiment jars · Wine bottles · Beer bottles · Fruit jars · Sauce jars · Vinegar bottles · Baby food jars

· Ceramics · Mirrors · Light bulbs · Crystal

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Plastic Containers

All rigid plastic containers with symbols 1-7. · Soda and juice bottles · Shampoo bottles · Window cleaner · Milk jugs · Saline solution bottles · Detergent, bleach bottles · Fabric softener · Take-out containers

· Plastic shopping bags · Plastic food wrap · Sandwich bags · Styrofoam® · Packing peanuts

· Automotive fluid bottles (oil, antifreeze, brake fluid)

Weekly Unlimited Yard Waste Collection ends November 30, 2012. Collection resumes April 8, 2013. Yard waste must be in barrels or paper bags labeled "yard waste" ­ no plastic bags. Tree branches must be 3 feet or shorter and under 1 inch thick. Branches may be bundled and must weigh less than 50 pounds. No stumps or rootballs of any size will be collected. Christmas Tree Collection the week of January 7, 2013 on your trash day. No plastic bags ­ No Yard Waste.

No collection (holiday). Trash delayed one day rest of week. Friday collections are on Saturday. Community Collection Days: November 17, 2012 and May 11, 2013. Collecting an expanded amount of household items for recycling. Details will be posted prior to event at: www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle Household Hazardous Waste: Drop-off for Arlington residents at: 60 Hartwell Ave. Lexington ­ 9 a.m. ­ 2 p.m. Check lexingtonma.gov/dpw/hhhwfacility.cfm for full list of acceptable items.

Food, Drink Cartons

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· Milk and juice cartons · Juice boxes · Flavored milk boxes · Cream and creamer containers

Any wax-coated cartons and boxes.

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