Arlington Recycling Guide Now Online

Guide brings information on rules and best recycling practices within the town.

The town of Arlington's official recycling guide is available online for the 2011-12 trash collection season.

Here are a few important reminders from the guide:

Curbside Collection: Trash and recycling should be placed on the curb no sooner than 6 p.m. the day before, no later than 7 a.m. on collection day.

Acceptable waste includes: All trash that can be placed into acceptable containers, excluding any material covered by Massachusetts DEP Waste Bans, and/or inherently dangerous, toxic, or hazardous wastes by State of Federal regulatory authorities. Latex paint should be dried out completely and placed with regular trash.

Unacceptable waste includes: Construction and demolition debris, auto parts, stumps (regardless of size), tree limbs, dirt, rock, concrete, biological waste, ammunitions, and explosives.

Leaves and yard waste: Leaves and yard waste must be in barrels or paper bags, not in plastic bags. Tree branches must be 3 feet or shorter and less than 1-inch thick. Branches may be bundled and must weigh less than 50 pounds.

Household Hazardous Waste: There are . Watch for an reminders here on Patch—and follow us on Facebook or Twitter, too.

The guide also includes information on pick-up dates and holidays, when collection is delayed by a day (Fourth of July is the next one coming up).

The guide is available on recycled paper at .


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