Recycling

Recycling Collection is picked up on Monday, EXCEPT for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

New recycling bins are available at the Village Hall. Old bins may be left behind Village Hall by the Rubbermaid Container for Recycling by the DPW.

For more information: 845-639-2111 / dec@clarkstown.org  / http://www.rocklandrecycles.com


Rules for Recycling

Recycling is good for our environment. However, it must be done carefully to be effective. Not everything is recyclable. When non-recyclable or dirty items are picked up and added to the recycling load in a truck, the entire load may get rejected at the Rockland County Solid Waste Facility and end up as garbage.

  • Place recycling in approved containers only.
    • The blue container is for paper, books, junk mail, etc.
    • The green container is for plastic, glass and cans.
  • All recycling containers must be placed at the curb the night before pick up, but not before 6:00pm on Sunday.
  • Do not use cardboard boxes, paper or plastic bags as containers for other recyclables.
  • Keep paper and food containers separated.
  • Empty and rinse food containers.
  • Save space and flatten larger items.
  • Cardboard must be cut no larger than 3 feet x 3 feet, tied and placed next to the recycling bins for collection.
  • Remove empty containers from the curb after collection.

Unacceptable for Recycling

  • Unacceptable Paper Items: soiled paper, wax-coated paper, paper cups, tissues, napkins, paper towels, paper items with layers of plastic or foil, hard covered books
  • Unacceptable Cookware: pots, pans, bowls, utensils, or other cookware, ceramic and china dinnerware
  • Unacceptable Miscellaneous: containers that held hazardous materials such as oil, antifreeze, pool or yard chemicals, spackle, paint, etc., plastic bags, appliances, textiles, Styrofoam materials, plastic or metal hangers

Acceptable for Recycling

  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Office paper, notebook paper, construction paper, ledger paper, and envelopes
  • Computer paper, fax paper, and photocopy paper
  • Junk mail with envelopes and coupons
  • Glossy magazines and catalogs
  • Soft covered workbooks, telephone books and paperback books
  • Smooth and corrugated cardboard
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Shredded papers in paper bags only (DO NOT put shredded paper in plastic bags or Yard Waste Bags)
  • Green, clear and brown glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, aluminum foil and other disposable aluminum products
  • Metal cans and aerosol cans
  • Plastic food and beverage containers with recycling codes 1 through 7

Special Tips

  • Keep paper and food containers separated. (Please empty and rinse food containers)
  • Cardboard boxes should be flattened and not larger than 3 feet square, tied into a separate bundle. (Please use cotton twine)
  • Do not use cardboard boxes, paper or plastic bags as containers for other recyclables.
  • Do not recycle containers for motor oil, auto anti-freeze etc.

SAVE SPACE AND FLATTEN LARGER ITEMS