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Recycling Update: No plastic bags, recycle "gable top" containers

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Recycling Update: No plastic bags, recycle "gable top" containers

May 28, 2016 - 05:19
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Recycling Update: No plastic bags, recycle "gable top" containers

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 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 “gable top” containers- the paper 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