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Town of Warrenton Recycling

The Town has three separate curbside recycling programs. Each item is picked up with three different trucks and then hauled to recycling centers for processing. All recycling should be set out by 8:00 a.m. each Wednesday morning.

 1.  Cardboard Program: (Corrugated Cardboard Only)
 
Description:  Thin layers of cardboard surrounding a ribbed section of cardboard.
Preparation: 1. Remove all packing materials including: newspaper, Styrofoam, peanuts and shredded paper, wood pieces, etc.
2. Break down as many boxes as possible and put into one larger empty box. This is for corrugated boxes only. No cereal boxes, cake boxes, soda boxes, etc.
 
2.  Newspaper Program: (Newspaper, Magazines and Phone Books)
           
Description: Thin fibrous paper imprinted with black and/or colored inks.     
Preparation:  Tie in bundles with string, or place in paper bags. Do not place in plastic bags.
 
3.  Recycle Bag Program: (Town supplies blue or clear bags/recycle emblem on it)
 
Glass, Plastics, Aluminum & Steel – all items placed in one bag; you do not need to separate. Must use the Town’s recycling bags.
 
Description:    
Glass - Only glass bottles and jars.
Plastic - Plastic bottles, bowls, cups, plates, containers, etc. that are imprinted with either the number one (1) or the number two (2). These numbers are normally found on the bottom of the item surrounded by a recycling symbol.
Steel and Aluminum – Only steel, aluminum and tin food and beverage containers.
 
Preparation: 1. Remove all lids and tops and put them in the garbage.
                   2. Rinse all containers to reduce odors and attraction to insects and rodents.
                   3. Crush all items whenever possible. 
                   4. Place all these items into the recycling bag and tie the bag at the top.
                                  
*No Styrofoam, no aerosol cans, no plastic bags (grocery bags) and no cardboard or paper in the recycle bags.
  
The following items ARE NOT picked up curbside. There is a drop off container located at 360 Falmouth Street for mixed office paper.
 
Mixed Office Paper:
 
The Town of Warrenton accepts mixed office paper at the Public Works Facility at 360 Falmouth Street. There is a container located at the back side of the Public Works facility and is accessible at all times. Place only the paper in the container, not the box or bag which was used to bring the paper. There is a receptacle next to the container for depositing unwanted boxes or bags which contained the paper. These items will be recycled separately. Below is a list of paper that is accepted and not accepted.
 
Acceptable:
 
1. Computer paper
2. Paper envelopes
3. Sticky notes
4. Colored paper, fax paper, blue prints
5. Junk mail - not shiny or containing wax type covers or pages
6. Office paper - white paper, stationery, plain bond, tablet sheets, etc.
7. Shredded paper
 
Not Acceptable:
 
1. Newspapers, magazines and phone books - there is a curbside collection for this
2. Thin cardboard
3. Glossy paper with wax type coating
4. Ground wood paper
5. Paper clips, rubber bands, and staples                                              
 
 
 Please contact the Public Works Facility at 540-347-1858 if you have any questions.

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