Recycling

  
   2017 Recycling Guide
   2017 Recycling Calendar
   
Curbside Recycling


Ellington uses single-stream recycling collection carts. The recycling collection carts will make it easier to recycle more material. Residents can place all of their paper and mixed containers into the large blue cart. Place the cart within 2 feet of the road and 3 to 4 feet from obstructions. Recycling will be collected every other week.


Acceptable Recycle Items


  • Newspaper/magazines/catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard (place loose in cart)
  • Flatten and cut boxes to fit into cart
  • Boxboard (food & cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Office paper/junk mail
  • Shredded paper - in paper bags only
  • Glass food and beverage containers up to 2.5 gallons in size (rinsed clean)
  • Metal food and beverage containers (rinsed clean)
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • #1 thru #7 plastic food & beverage
  • Containers up to 3 gallons in size (rinsed clean)
  • Milk cartons/juice boxes (rinsed clean)

Materials Not Accepted


  • Plastic bags and plastic wrap
  • Food contaminated items such as pizza boxes
  • Motor oil or anti-freeze bottles
  • Window glass, auto glass, drinking glasses
  • Pots and pans
  • Flower pots
  • Styrofoam
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint cans
  • Coat hangers
  • Dishes, Pyrex, ceramics
  • Containers that held hazardous materials