The town of Middleborough offers biweekly curbside recycling for paper, cardboard, bottles and cans to residents that pay the trash fee. See page 2 for collection weeks.
Drop-off recycling is also available to all residents.
Materials collected curbside are banned by State regulation from disposal (310CMR 19.017), and are
|PAPER||flatten, fold boxes||Brochures||soiled pizza boxes|
|Remove non-paper liners||drink cartons, cups|
|Catalogs, magazines||boxes with waxy coatings|
|Tie or place in paper bags, put next to recycling bin||Colored paper|
|Envelopes||hard cover books|
|Labels, windows, staples, paper clips are OK||Newspaper, inserts||food - soiled paper|
|Office paper||non-paper packing material|
|Phone, paperback books|
|Egg cartons||plastic bags|
|CORRUGATED CARDBOARD||cut or fold to 4'x4'||cardboard with wavy middle layer||waxy coatings|
|put next to recycling bin||styrofoam or plastic packing material|
|BOTTLES, CANS & CONTAINERS||rinse clean||Glass bottles & jars||window glass|
remove & recycle metal lids
squeeze plastic bottles, replace caps
|Beverage & food cans||light bulbs|
|Aluminum trays, foil||large metal items|
|place in recycling bin or labeled container||Metal lids and caps||paint, aerosol cans|
|Rigid plastic containers labeled #1-7||auto fluid containers|
|labels, neck rings are OK||drink boxes and cartons (no straws)||plastic bags|
Brook St. landfill
Open Mon-Sat, 7:30 am -3:30 pm
Available to all Middleborough residents
All recyclables accepted at curbside are also accepted at landfill.
Permit is not required for those items (above).
The following items are banned by State regulation from disposal (310CMR 19.017) and accepted at the Brook St. landfill
A $25 annual permit available at Town clerk's office, is required to drop off the following items.
Permit entitles resident to 12 trips/year.
See the attendant about these non-disposable items.
An additional fee is charged for some items, payable at the landfill.
|Yard Waste||loose or in PAPER bags||leaves, hay, grass clippings, manure, cat litter||plastic bags|
|branches less than 3" thick||branches over 3" thick|
|Composted into soil amendment, available to residents||anything else not specified|
|Bulky,||fees apply to some items (pages 5-7)||mattresses, furniture, concrete, blacktop, homeowner construction waste||no commercial waste|
|Appliances,||remove glass panes, fluids -fees apply (page 7)||stoves, refrigerators, etc.||engines, oil tanks, exhaust systems|
|Scrap Metal||remove appliance doors||large metal items: bikes, grills, windows, wiring, etc.||see attendant for propane tanks|
|Electronics||fees apply to some items (page 7)||Computers, TVs, a/v equipment, phones, copiers, rechargeable batteries||Recycling alternatives|
|Automotive||fees apply to some items (page 6-7)||straight motor oil, antifreeze, tires, car batteries||other fluids to haz prod collection or retailer|
|Mercury||disposal in trash is prohibited by law||fluorescent tubes, thermometers/ thermostats||see below for swap information|
|Paints/stains||April 1-Oct 31
original containers, readable labels, tightly sealed
|liquid latex/oil based paint, varnish, polyurethane, thinner, stripper, linseed oil||mixtures, trash bags; other fluids to haz prod collection|
|Books||Got Books container||hard cover books, commercial CDs, DVDs, video games, VHS tapes||proceeds benefit local organizations|
|Clothing||Salvation Army container||clothing, shoes, household items in good condition||proceeds benefit charity|
COMPOST BINS, KITCHEN SCRAP BUCKETS
Available at the recycling center at discount prices. Click here for more information.
Mercury is a heavy, toxic, silver liquid also found in thermostats, barometers and blood pressure cuffs. It is illegal to dispose of mercury-added products in the trash. It is illegal to dispose of mercury containing products in the trash.
Bring your mercury thermometers and other mercury-containing products (excluding fluorescent tubes) to the Board of Health office during regular hours, or to Middleborough's HHW Collection and receive a free digital thermometer.
Quantities are limited, certain parameters apply. Sponsored by Covanta at SEMASS.