Solid Waste Removal & Recycling Committee
Solid Waste & Recycling Committee Meetings
All meetings are at 6:00 pm at the Pound School and are open to the public.
The Solid Waste & Recycling Committee was formed in the spring of 2009 to assist the Board of Selectmen in selecting a vendor for our waste and recycling products. The committee performs research on Solid Waste & Recycling and interviews prospective vendors. It will report its findings and a recommendation to the Selectmen. Waste Management was selected as our service provider for trash and recycle removal.
Membership of the continuation Committee includes the following:
Ron Morales, Chair
Dan Guilmette - Vice Chair
William (Bud) E. Staples - Recording Secretary
Rob Caron - Member
Amy MacDonald - Member
Our contract with Waste Management allows the Town to receive recycle profits in order to contain costs. While saving costs, one of the committee’s objectives is to also develop a process for waste and recycling making it easier to manage for each individual residence in East Kingston.
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Single Stream (Zero Sort) Recycling:
This approach combines all common recycled materials in one tote.
Acceptable could items include:
Cardboard: Cereal Boxes, Pasta Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Juice Boxes
Paper: Newspapers, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Catalogs, Soft Cover Books, Telephone Books, Brown Bags, Magazines and Inserts.
Plastic: Containers #1 - #7 (Milk Jugs, Bleach, Detergent, Shampoo Bottles) and Rigids (Laundry Baskets, Buckets)
Glass: Bottles and Containers (any color)
Metal: Aluminum, Tin, Steel Containers (Pie Plates/Trays/Foil)
The unacceptable items have not changed:
Window Glass, Mirrors and Light Bulbs
Dishes, Pyrex, Ceramics
Foam Packaging, Styrofoam, Plastic Bags
Recyclables containing Food Waste, Paint or Oils
Hazardous Material or Universal Waste