Take Our Survey #2

What do you recycle the most?

Newspaper - 0%
Boxboard/Cardboard - 5.3%
Writing Paper, Junk Mail, Envelopes - 0%
Magazines and Catalogues - 0%
Plastic Food/Beverage Containers - 31.6%
Metal Food/Beverage Containers - 0%
Glass Food/Beverage Containers - 15.8%
All of the above - 47.4%

Total votes: 19
The voting for this poll has ended on: 07 Oct 2012 - 00:00
Windham Solid Waste - What to Recycle
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Please recycle only the items that we deem recyclable.

Giving us non-recyclable material only increases our operating costs, which in turn wastes tax dollars. We understand that there should be the opportunity to recycle everything. The reality is, the recycling industry is not that large.

The following items are all that we can accept from curbside programs and in our recycling drop-off containers.


  • Mixed Paper and Cardboard
  • Newspapers (inserts too)
  • Junk mail (plastic wrap removed)
  • Mixed office paper
  • Magazines
  • Books w/out hard covers
  • Envelopes (windows okay)
  • Phone books
  • Corrugated cardboard, clean, dry, flattened
  • Brown paper bags
  • Boxboard (e.g. cereal boxes, pasta boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars (lids okay)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel (Tin) cans
  • Plastic bottles and jars (beverage, food, detergent/soap and beauty products only, #1-#7), lids okay, rinsed
  • Plastic egg cartons


  • Aseptic boxes (e.g. drink boxes, soymilk, boxed wine)
  • Milk cartons
  • Tissues
  • Tyvek (non-tearing) envelopes
  • Egg cartons (styrofoam or cardboard)
  • Paper towels
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Plastic bags (may be recycled at your local grocer)
  • Styrofoam
  • Light bulbs (incandescent)
  • Window glass
  • Ceramics
  • Pyrex
  • Kitchenware

We do have special recycling programs for hard cover books, textiles, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronics, but these items need to be brought to designated containers at our Conveneience Center on Old Ferry Rd, Brattleboro.

We are accepting the low-grade, non-recyclable papers for composting! Check out Project COW on our home page.

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