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recycling bin, paper cart, and trash canMonday, July 4, 2016, Independence Day: No County-provided recycling or trash collections on July 4; all pickups that week slide by one day. Transfer Station closed July 4. See holiday details

To help avoid mosquito breeding: Store your recycling bin out of the rain. Though the bin has drain holes, dump out even small amounts of water. Do this weekly. See more mosquito tips.

Congratulations to the recipients of our 17th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Awards!

OPERATING STATUS: Recycling/trash collections - normal schedule ∣ Transfer Station recycling/trash drop-offs - normal hours

Waste Reduction Tips and Recycling Reminders

Reduce waste. The best way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. When you prevent waste, there is no need or cost for its collection, processing and disposal. There are many ways to reduce what individuals might generate!

Unwanted Mail

In the weeks leading up to the holidays, many households receive larger quantities of advertisements, sale flyers and catalogs. Before placing all the unwanted mail into the recycling bin, take a moment to remove your name from the company’s mailing list. Often, all that is needed is a call to a toll-free number provided in the mailing.

Another way to help further reduce the volume of unwanted mail received any time of the year is to register on a “Do Not Mail” list with any of a number of organizations offering this type of service.  One such service is Catalog Choice.

The Direct Marketing Association provides a similar service. Register on their website. Or, download the form from their site, complete and mail it to:

DMA Choice
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Throughout the year, residents have opportunities to reduce the amount of waste they generate, reuse items and recycle a wide variety of items in order to preserve valuable natural resources for the future. And when the holiday season brings about increases in buying and wrapping gifts, as well as entertaining, we offer the following helpful tips:




Christmas tree recycling

We accept Christmas trees for recycling year-round. See Christmas tree preparation and recycling details.

Recycling beyond the holiday season

Recycle these materials through your recycling program, at home or at work, year-round!