Recycling

Book and Media Collection Box

The Transfer Station has partnered with Big Hearted Books and now has a drop box located next to the Planet Aid and Salvation Army boxes to collect unwanted media (books, records, audio cassettes, VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs) and redistribute them to people who can use them. For more information on this program please visit their website.

Recycling

On May 1, 2010 the Town of Pembroke launched its new mandatory Single Stream Recycling Program complete with fully automated curbside collection. Residents must purchase 2 carts approved by the Town and imprinted with the Town Seal- one for recycling and one for trash in order to receive curbside collection. The program is Zero Sort® Single Stream Recycling; which means all your recycling goes in one bin together. The recyclables are trucked to a sorting facility to be sorted and processed. 

Click here to watch a video that shows how the items are sorted at Casella's state-of-the-art facility. Click here to watch another educational video from Casella which shows how a plastic bottle painted bright orange goes from the curb all the way through processing at the MRF (Materials Recycling Facility).

RECYCLABLES - GREEN

TRASH - BLACK

Must be loose in cart (do not bag)

Must be bagged in cart

  • Newspaper (including inserts)
  • Magazines
  • Manila Envelopes
  • Office paper
  • Posters
  • School Paper (i.e. ruled, construction, etc.)
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Telephone Books
  • White or Colored Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Chipboard (i.e. cereal, pasta, and shoe boxes, etc.)
  • Computer Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Egg Cartons (no styrofoam)
  • Envelopes
  • Fax Paper
  • Gift Wrap
  • Hard Cover Books (with covers removed)
  • Junk Mail
  • Metal cans - tin, aluminum, steel containers (pie plates/trays/foil)
  • Plastic containers (#1 through #7)
  • Glass bottles and jars - any color
  • Aseptic containers are now recyclable! (milk and juice cartons and juice boxes)
  • Household garbage
  • Food waste
  • Styrofoam (even if there is recyclable symbol on it)
  • Foam packaging
  • Plastic Bags (Even if there is a recyclable symbol.  Most stores will take their plastic bags back for recycling)
  • Glassware (drinking glasses)
  • Ceramics (Pyrex, mirrors, incandescent bulbs, window glass)
  • Tissues & paper towels
  • Disposable diapers
  • Capri Sun Juice Pouches

Bring to Transfer Station for Recycling:

  • Electronics (TVs, computers, stereo systems, etc.)
  • Printer cartridges (laser or ink jet)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Button Cell Batteries
  • Alkaline & Zinc Batteries
  • Auto waste (used oil, anti-freeze, batteries)
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Cell phones
  • Mercury thermometers & thermostats
  • Scrap metal
  • Appliances
  • Propane tanks

Recycling Tips:

  • Please place your carts curbside by 6:45 am on the day of your collection and no earlier than the previous evening
  • Carts are not to be left curbside overnight after the day of collection
  • Please place your carts with the wheels facing the house so the lid opens towards the street
  • Please place your carts at least five feet away from objects if possible (including the other cart)
  • Please do not overload carts. If you have excess trash/recycling you must bring it to the Transfer Station
  • Please breakdown cardboard boxes
  • Please place shredded paper in a paper bag and staple the top closed

Recycling Data Collection Summaries


Pembroke Automated Collection Program
Data Collection - 2017 Summary:

MONTH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)

*TRASH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)
RECYCLING

% RECYCLING

RECYCLING FEE/TON

SAVINGS!

(VS. $62.00/TON FOR TRASH)

JANUARY

147.90

65.05

30.55%

($1.614)*

$4,138.09

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*Credit

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2017 Recycling Rates by Route:

 

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TRANSFER STATION

JANUARY

32.17%

30.60%

32.00%

34.04%

23.38%

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AVERAGE

32.17%

30.60%

32.00%

34.04%

23.38%

Questions? Call Pembroke Department of Public Works at 603-485-4422.

Thank you for recycling!!