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Belmont Recycling Restrictions

Recycling In BelmontIt seems that many towns and cities are tightening recycling restrictions in response to recycling facilities cracking down on contaminated loads.  Belmont, Massachusetts has posted the new regulations on the Town of Belmont website.   

Recycling regulations for Belmont:

Comingled Containers

“Comingling” means that metal, plastic and glass containers can be mixed in your recycling bin. Containers must be clean and rinsed.

Acceptable Containers

  • Plastic containers marked 1-7
  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles and jars – clear or colored
  • Aluminum foil, trays and pie plates

Examples Of Unnacceptable Materials

  • Plastic chairs
  • Children’s toys and play equipment
  • Laundry baskets
  • Swimming pools
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex
  • Ceramics
  • Etc.

Paper and Corrugated Cardboard

Acceptable Paper

Paper should be placed in brown bags next to your recycling bin

  • Office paper including colored paper, computer paper, fax paper and post-its
  • File folders
  • Catalogues
  • Envelopes with or without windows
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Paperboard
  • Junk mail
  • Chipboard (ex: cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Kraft paper bags

Rules For Corrugated Cardboard

  • Must be free of moisture barrier and wax content
  • Cardboard must be flattened and cut into pieces no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft.
  • Cardboard can be included with other paper recyclables in brown paper bags or tied with string in bundles

Materials Not Accepted For Recycling

  • Hardcover books
  • Contaminated paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Mylar
  • Wax paper
  • Waxed corrugated cardboard
  • Tyvek envelopes
  • Photograph paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hanging folders
  • Pizza boxes
  • Foam packaging
  • Plastic bags
  • Garbage and rubbish

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