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Recycling Standards

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Boon & Sons Residential Recycling Standards

We provide customers with one recycle box which can be used for all recyclable materials, which our drivers will sort upon collection.  Please remember that all cans, bottles, plastic jugs, etc. need to be emptied, rinsed out, and caps discarded (labels are acceptable).

Please remember that non-recyclable materials and contaminated items will not be collected.  Contaminated loads will not be accepted at the recycling center and are therefore land filled.  Please help the environment and us by preparing your recyclables properly.

 

Recycle

Do Not Recycle

Preparation

CANS

Aluminum, tin and bi-metal food and beverage containers

NO paint cans, pesticide cans, pots & pans, scrap metal, coat hangers,  DO NOT PUT IN PLASTIC BAGS

Rinse clean

Labels are acceptable and need not be removed

GLASS

Green, brown, and clear unbroken glass from food and beverage containers

NO drinking glass, Pyrex, light bulbs, ceramics, window or mirror glass, clay flower pots, crystal, ovenware

Remove caps, Rinse clean

Labels and neck rings need not be removed

   

AEROSOL CANS

Empty aerosol cans

NO spray paints or pesticides

Empty, remove caps

#1 - #7 PLASTIC

1 - 7 only

Milk, juice, water, cider jugs

Laundry detergent & shampoo bottles

NO plastic bags, automotive oil or gas containers, styrofoam, six pack holders

Remove caps, rinse clean

Labels need not be removed

GABLE TOP CARTONS

Milk and juice cartons

 

Empty, rinse clean, flatten

DRINK BOXES

Drink Boxes

 

Empty, remove straw

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, OFFICE PAPER

Newspapers, brown paper bags, magazines, catalogs, inserts, writing / computer / copier paper, spiral notebooks

NO wet / soiled papers, no paper toweling

NO plastic bags

Place in paper bag to help prevent items from blowing

(no plastic bags)

CARDBOARD

Corrugated boxes

Pizza boxes

NO wet / soiled boxes, wax board

Cut into 2ft. by 4f.t squares, flatten, bundle and tie with string or twine or place in a paper bag

PAPER BOXES

Cereal / snack / pasta / cracker / tissue / gift / shoe boxes, etc.

NO wet / soiled boxes, wax board

Remove plastic liners, cut into 2ft. by 4ft. squares, flatten, bundle and tie with string or twine or place in a paper bag

JUNK MAIL

Junk mail including window envelopes, greeting cards, etc.

Place shredded paper in clear plastic bags

NO wet / soiled paper, paper toweling, tissue paper

Place in paper bag to help prevent items from blowing

PHONE BOOKS

Phone books, paperbacks, hardcover books

NO wet / soiled books, directories

Place on top of bin

CAUTION! - To help prevent identity theft tear or shred your bills, financial statements, and junk mail before recycling

Reduce Junk Mail - Reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by calling the following toll-free number: 888-567-8688

Appliances - Appliances are picked up separately from your regular trash and are recycled.  There is an additional charge for Freon (CFC’s) and non-Freon appliances.  Please contact our office if you require an appliance pickup.

Learn more about our complete offering of residential and commercial refuse services in Rochester by calling Boon & Sons today at 585-247-1909. Ready to schedule your first trash pickup? Get started now by setting up your account online.

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