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THOMASTON, SOUTH THOMASTON &

OWLS HEAD

RECYCLING PROGRAM

Your Town has significantly changed and expanded its recycling program.  First, residents will no longer be required to separate their recyclables.  All recyclable items may be mixed together – no more sorting!  We call this “single stream” recycling.  Secondly, the list of items we collect has expanded to include such things as paperboard and all types of plastic containers.  The complete list of items is detailed below.


SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

“Recycling Made Simple”

It ALL goes in together:

Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs

Telephone/Soft Cover Books

Direct Mail/Envelopes (all types)

Paper (all colors, staples/paperclips are okay)

Paperboard (cereal/shoe boxes)

Milk/Juice Cartons

Cardboard/Brown Paper Bags

Plastic Bottles and Containers Numbered #1 – 7

Soda/Juice/Water Bottles (glass or plastic)

Milk Jugs, Bleach/Detergent, Shampoo Bottles

Food Containers (cottage cheese/margarine/yogurt)

Glass Bottles/Jars (any color)

Aluminum (pie plates/trays/foil)

Metal Cans (tin/steel/aluminum)

All Cans Must be Empty and Non-Hazardous


What NOT to include:

No Plastic Bags*, No Food Liners

No Unmarked Plastics (laundry baskets/chairs/toys)

No Window Glass/Mirrors/Light Bulbs

No Dishes, No Pyrex, No Ceramics

No Foam Packaging**, No Styrofoam

No Hazardous Material or Universal Waste

No Recyclables Containing Food Waste


*Recycling bins for plastic bags are located at your local grocery store.

**Foam packing material (Styrofoam peanuts) can be taken to The UPS Store in Rockland.

For more information on Single Stream Recycling, please see the Transfer Station Attendant or contact the Customer Service Department at Pine Tree Waste toll free at 1-888-857-0800.

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