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05/31 Summer Collection Hours Begin Recycling Reminder- No Plastic Bags Paper containers now accepted in commingled recycling 6 AM

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05/31 Summer Collection Hours Begin Recycling Reminder- No Plastic Bags Paper containers now accepted in commingled recycling 6 AM

May 28, 2016 - 05:14
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Summer Collection Hours Begin Recycling Reminder- No Plastic Bags Paper containers now accepted in commingled recycling

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Department of Public Works begins their summer collection schedule on Tuesday, May 31. All garbage, recycling and bulk items must be placed at the curbside for pickup by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection. This policy is in effect between Memorial Day and Labor Day (September 5).

Next week will follow a holiday pickup schedule for sanitation, recycling and yard waste:

MONDAY- HOLIDAY- No Garbage/Trash/Yard waste pickup.

rescheduled to Friday

TUESDAY- Garbage/Trash North

            WEDNESDAY- Garbage, Trash South

            THURSDAY- Garbage, Commingled North

FRIDAY- Garbage, Commingled South; Yard Waste Collection North side of Quaker Ridge Road to Scarsdale border

Residents are reminded that plastic bags cannot be used for recycling. Instead, put commingled, paper and cardboard recycling inside covered containers up to 32 gallons and place at the curb on the appropriate pickup day. The City will not pick up recycling placed in ANY plastic bags – even plastic bags advertised as recyclable or biodegradable are prohibited.  Cardboard boxes can be flattened and tied with twine but should not be placed loose at the curb.

New this spring: Expanded Westchester County guidelines now allow recycling of paper containers- the kind used for juice and milk, soup, cream, and egg substitutes. Place these with commingled recycling for pickup.

For further information please refer to the 2016 Refuse Collection Schedule or visit www.newrochelleny.com/dpw