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The materials listed below are BANNED from the trash per MA
State Waste Bans:
1. Papers, click Recyclable papers list -
2. Cardboard (clean)- please flatten
3. Glass containers
4. Tin/metal containers (including empty aerosol cans)
5. Plastic recyclable containers
6. Leaves, grass & other yard debris- do not put in trash/recycling carts
Click Compost to learn what your options are for managing yard and food waste
7. Scrap metals click Metals Recycling for more information
8. TV's. computer monitors, laptops
9. White goods
10. Whole Tires
11. Lead acid batteries
12. Mercury- fluorescent bulbs, button cell batteries, etc...
13. Wood & Construction debris
14. Asphalt, brick & concrete
The materials listed above MUST be diverted from the trash and properly diverted for recycling or composting. To read more go to Fact Sheet: Your Municipality and State Waste Ban Compliance.
Papers, clean cardboard, glass containers, tin/metal containers and recyclable plastic containers should be placed together in the single stream recycling cart. Only plastic containers #1, # 2, #3, #4, #6 and #7 are allowed in the single stream recycling program.
NO #5 STYROFOAM allowed in the recycling cart. Norwood DPW schedules 2-3- one day drop off events per year for the collection and recycling of Styrofoam. If possible, save your Styrofoam for one of the Styrofoam Recycling one day events.
NO PLASTIC BAGS allowed in the recycling cart. Grocery store bags can be brought back to the grocery store for recycling. Be sure to remove receipt and everything else in the bag.
Go to earth911 and plastic bag recycling to read more.
LEAVES, GRASS & OTHER YARD DEBRIS must be separated out from the recycling and trash carts.
Please note: The Town of Norwood is required by law to comply with State Waste Bans. If your carts are noted as being in non-compliance, you will receive an non compliance letter from DPW. Your cooperation is necessary. If chronic non compliance becomes an issue, the town reserves the right to refuse trash and recycling services and remove carts from your property.
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