From the Town Of Barnstable:
The Solid Waste Division is continuing to adjust its recycling operations to be the most efficient and fiscally responsible for its sticker holders. On February 4, 2019, the Transfer Station & Recycling Center began accepting source separated NEWSPAPER in a designated container in the Recycle Area. Source separated newspaper currently holds a higher value in the recycling market when separated from Mixed Paper. By separating Newspaper, we intend to lower the cost of disposal for Mixed Paper while increasing the return of value for Newspaper.
Source Separated Recyclables will now be separated into six categories. These categories will be:
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 personnel in the Recycle Center will help with any questions and concerns. Please visit MassDEP’s Recyclopedia at https://recyclesmartma.org/ for more information on what recyclable items are widely acceptable.
We appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance.
P.J. Kelliher, Supervisor
Solid Waste Division