From the Town of Barnstable:
Over the past year, there have been significant changes to the global recycling market. The major outlets for U.S. recyclables have overhauled their regulations and increased their enforcement, with some outlets shutting down. This has created stricter standards in the acceptance of recyclables. Due to these changes, the Solid Waste Division has adjusted its operation on how recyclables are accepted at the Transfer Station & Recycling Center.
Beginning December 1, 2018, all recyclables disposed of at the Recycling Center will need to be separated into designated containers for:
Sticker holders will be responsible for separating their recyclable items and disposing of them into the respective containers. The largest concern with recyclables is contamination. Please clean and/or rinse any residue from all recyclables.
We will be installing updated signs and will have increased personnel in the Recycle Center to help with any questions and concerns.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance.
P.J. Kelliher, Supervisor
Solid Waste Division