EarthKeepers: Ashland Water Street Recycle Depot – NOTES

Plastic Lids: Yes, there is a box next to the commingled recyclables bin for plastic lids, BUT, it is just thrown in the regular garbage. So no need to save them and take them there. You are just passing your garbage on to the Depot, which then puts it in its regular garbage.

Nancy’s Yogurt Containers and Lids: The Depot does have use for Nancy’s Yogurt containers and lids. Only this brand and only for 16oz and 32oz containers. You may take clean containers and lids to the attendant for special handling. These are reused as food pantry containers. And again, they can only be Nancy’s brand for standardization of use.

Soft plastic: You can take soft plastic to the Depot. There are two bins for collection between the dumpsters on the back fence wall – completely clear NO INK and All Other. The clear plastic is purchased at a higher price than the other plastic. If you can’t or don’t want to sort your soft plastic, please put all of it in the Other bin.

CFL Lightbulbs: You may take three CFL lightbulbs per day to the attendant.

Corrugated Cardboard: Please don’t place corrugated cardboard in the commingled bin. It has a higher resale value due to its fiber content and should be flattened and placed in the corrugated cardboard bins.

Commingled Recycle Bins: Please READ the list of what can go in the commingled bins. If it isn’t on the list, it should NOT go in the bins! If in doubt, do NOT put it in the bins as you are contaminating the contents for recycle purposes.

Styrofoam Packing Peanuts: If you have clean styrofoam packing peanuts, place them in a bag and hand them to the attendant. Those are kept on site and are available for public reuse for free…just ask the attendant.

Cellphones & Printer Cartridges: You may place old cellphones (minus the battery) and empty or old printer cartridges in the slots in the wall next to the glass dropoff points in the building. NO Toner cartridges – only ink cartridges.

Ann Hackett and Adrienne Kimmy