Recycling

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
  • 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
  • Aseptic containers (milk and juice cartons and juice boxes)

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 - 2022 Summary:

MONTH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)

*TRASH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)
RECYCLING

% RECYCLING

RECYCLING FEE/TON

SAVINGS!

(VS. $69.14/TON FOR TRASH)*

JANUARY

160.6

61.66

27.74%

$2.949

$4,081.34

FEBRUARY

146.23

56.53

27.88%

$5.22

$3,613.40

MARCH

172.57

62.69

26.65%

$3.027

$4,144.62

APRIL

170.82

62.23

26.70%

$2.118

$4,170.78

MAY180.5962.1125.59%($7.743)*

$4,775.20

JUNE

195.4863.94

24.65%

($5.913)*

$4,798.89

JULY

176.69

62.29

26.06%

($.225)

$4,320.75

AUGUST

 

 

%

$

$

SEPTEMBER

  

%

*

$

OCTOBER

  

%

**

$

NOVEMBER

  

%

 

$

DECEMBER

  

%

 

$

TOTAL 2022

1202.98

431.45

26.47%
AVERAGE

($.08)
AVERAGE

*Credit to Town for 

Recycling

$29,904.98

Eff.10/2021 $69.14/Ton 

 

2022 Recycling Rates by Route:

 

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TRANSFER STATION

JANUARY

27.35%

30.45%

27.69%

27.69%

18.55%

FEBRUARY

29.53%

30.71%

28.64%

31.20%

16.21%

MARCH

28.96%

27.61%

29.09%

29.62%

16.28%

APRIL

29.12%

29.07%

29.12%

29.10%

15.80%

MAY

26.93%28.82%27.49%28.93%13.90%

JUNE

28.57%25.20%27.86%28.83%12.47%

JULY

28.13%28.29%27.53%29.26%15.10%

AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER

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AVERAGE

28.37%

28.59%

28.20%

29.23%

15.47%

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

Thank you for recycling!!