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Waterville Valley Approves Single-Stream Recycling

October 11, 2012

At a recent meeting of Waterville Valley Resort Association business members, Town Manager Mark Decoteau announced that the Town of Waterville Valley has approved single-stream cycling.

According to a handout distributed by Decoteau, Casella’s “Zero-Sort Recycling” is a single bin recycling service that “puts more of your stuff back into the world and less of it into the landfill.”  There’s no need to separate or sort materials.  It all goes into the same bin.

Zero-Sort Recycling is coming to Waterville Valley, NH in late 2012!

Decoteau said that detailed information will be sent to property owners with the next mailing of the water/sewer bills.  The town is building a central recycling center located near the Wastewater Treatment facility.  Property owners will bring their recyclable trash there.  Commercial properties will be setting up new enclosures or modifying existing.  The hope is to open the new recycling facility by the end of November 2012.

Zero-Sort Recycling accepted materials

(Labels and caps can be left on all containers…rinse free of food.)

Newspapers

Magazines

Catalogs

Telephone/soft/hard cover books

Junk mail/envelopes (staples, paperclips are OK)

Cereal/shoe boxes

All types of corrugated boxes

Milk/juice cartons

Bottles/containers (numbered 1-7)

Soda/juice,/water bottles (glass or plastic)

Milk jugs, bleach/detergent/shampoo bottles

Food containers (cottage cheese/margarine/yogurt)

Glass bottles/jars

Aluminum (pie plates/trays/foil)

Metal cans (tin/steel/aluminum)

Empty aerosol containers

1 & 5 gallon buckets with handles attached

Milk/soda crates/laundry baskets

Small plastic bins (up to 5 gallons)

Plastic toys

Landscape trays, plastic plant pots

Kitty litter buckets

Children’s size rigid pools

NOT accepted in Zero-Sort Recycling

(Not accepted as recyclables, but they are accepted as waste and can be put into the designated waste container(s) located at the transfer station.)

Plastic bags/film

Stretch wrap

Styrofoam

Ceramics

Window glass

Mirrors

Light bulbs

Dishes

Hard/brittle plastic

>> Check out the Zero-Sort Movie >>

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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