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Recycling Updates (as of October 24th)

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Entries are currently being accepted for the Recycler of the Month Contest. Click the following link below to nominate a Recycler of the Month . 
It could be you! 

Compost your PUMPKINS! New!
Pumpkins are an organic waste and can therefore be diverted for composting! 
Norwood residents are asked to NOT throw their pumpkins in the trash cart (and never in the recycling cart) but instead divert pumpkins to the leaf bags or drop off at the Winter Street Compost Site. Click pumpkin composting flier
       How to prepare pumpkins before composting:
             1. Completely remove candles and other decorations
            2. Slice up your pumpkins 
       Pumpkins can be composted either by:

            1. Curbside leaf bags- distribute pumpkin slices/chunks as evenly as possible into leaf bags for weekly curbside pickup

           2. Drop off - 
sliced or whole, but clean of decorations at the Winter Street Compost Site. Use bucket/pail to
                 collect and transport clean pumpkins to the Winter Street Compost Site. Saturdays only. See DPW
                 Attendant on duty.

            Pumpkins only. Please bring your bucket home with you. Thank you.

Bay State Textiles  wants the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY textiles.  They want clothes with missing buttons, broken zippers, stained clothing, holey socks, one sock / one shoe, pocketbooks, belts and out of date clothing. All textiles are sold. The textiles are repurposed and resold as other goods.

The Town of Norwood, the Norwood Public Schools, and Bay State Textiles are partnering efforts to keep textiles out of the trash!  BST boxes are at the compost site (open every Saturday) as well as at each of the schools including the Savage Bldg and the Willett preschool. Place all donated textiles in plastic bags and secure up top, then toss bags into any of the textile collection boxes.  Norwood schools and DPW are reimbursed at $100/ton of donated textiles.

Animal Control
needs clean towels, and bedspreads to be used at the Norwood Animal Shelter. Please go to Animal Control page. 

Styrofoam (FOAM) recycling- do not place FOAM of any kin the the recycling carts. FOAM is a major contaminant in the single stream recycling program. FOAM must be recycled separately at one of the three FOAM Recycling drop off events: Spring Recycle Day, Fall Recycle Day and the Saturday after Christmas. All drop off events are held at the Winter Street Compost Site. Please go to to view what types of FOAM is acceptable.

Alkaline batteries can be dropped off for recycling at either the Spring or Fall Recycling Day. Sponsored by Board of Health. 

Rechargeable batteries can be dropped off for recycling at Staples, Home Depot, Radio Shack and Apple Legacy Place under the Call2Recycle take back program. If you don't see a designated drop State Waste Bansoff area in the store, go to customer service. customer service desk. 

          Home Depot take back container

     Home Depot


Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:32

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