We are pleased to announce in the first year of the automated single stream recycling program Newington residents recycled over 2,900 tons of recyclables an increase of 34% or 725 tons over previous years. This increase in recycling has allowed the town to save over $50,000 in disposal costs of household garbage.
Residents are reminded there is a recycling dumpster located at the Town Landfill where any overflow from your container can be disposed of, during normal landfill hours.
We are asking for your continued cooperation and support in our ongoing attempt to raise the Town’s recycling efforts. Our staff is here to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have about the recycling program.
General Preparation Guidelines for Single-Stream Recycling
All recyclable materials should be mixed loose in the blue recycling container, no sorting or separation of recycled materials is necessary
Absolutely no plastic bags
Absolutely no trash
Trash is to be placed into the Green Trash Container
Cardboard and Paperboard should be flattened to conserve space inside the recycling container
Food and Beverage containers should be rinsed clean, a thorough washing is NOT required
Keep the Blue Recycling Container lid closed to keep the recyclable materials dry