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
  • 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 - 2018 Summary:

MONTH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)

*TRASH

WEIGHT (IN TONS)
RECYCLING

% RECYCLING

RECYCLING FEE/TON

SAVINGS!

(VS. $62.66/TON FOR TRASH)

JANUARY

157.72

70.28

30.82%

$13.902

$3,426.71

FEBRUARY

135.73

60.21

30.73%

$21.468

$2,480.17

MARCH

145.31

66.69

31.46%

$22.071

$2,706.88

APRIL

151.04

70.87

31.94%

$25.293

$2,648.20

MAY178.9377.1031.01%$23.82

$2,994.56

JUNE

166.2374.41

30.92%

$27.441

$2,620.65

JULY

173.42

69.15

28.51%

$24.30

$2,652.59

AUGUST

189.71

86.49

31.31%

$24.114

$3,333.84

SEPTEMBER

164.3363.03

27.72%

$20.064

$2,684.83

OCTOBER

  

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$

$

NOVEMBER

  

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$

$

DECEMBER

  

%

$

$

TOTAL 2018

1462.42

638.23

30.39%
AVERAGE

$22.50
AVERAGE

*Credit

$25,550.43

2018 Recycling Rates by Route:

 

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

TRANSFER STATION

JANUARY

33.33%

30.70%

31.96%

35.25%

23.06%

FEBRUARY

32.90%

31.62%

31.64%

33.29%

30.00%

MARCH

28.55%

35.07%

31.46%

33.84%

27.09%

APRIL

36.03%

33.17%

33.57%

34.03%

20.62%

MAY

36.37%30.49%34.96%33.11%17.00%

JUNE

35.56%28.48%31.09%37.42%21.95%

JULY

33.04%28.34%29.64%32.58%19.30%

AUGUST

33.35%30.43%32.71%34.28%24.28%

SEPTEMBER

30.63%29.20%29.91%33.01%16.51%

OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER

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AVERAGE

33.31%

30.83%

31.88%

34.09%

22.20%

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

Thank you for recycling!!