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Updated Guidelines for Recycling Cart Placement

Recycling Program Enhancements Begin October 5, 2015

Plymouth Township offers year round curbside recycling to our residents. All single family residences and multiple family residences that utilize our solid waste services should have a green 65 gallon recycle cart on the premises. If you do not, please call the Solid Waste Department, (734) 354-3270, so that you are able to participate in this important program.

Residences that use separate waste hauler services are also offered recycling options through the Township. Please call the department for more information.

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  Glass (Clear, Green, Brown) Food and beverage containers such as jars, bottles, etc. PYREX, light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain, window glass, and mirrors Rinse container, remove lids, neck rings and foil liners. Labels may remain  
  Plastic Containers (All plastic containers labeled #1 thru #7) Milk and water jugs, laundry detergent bottles, Styrofoam food and beverage containers, etc. Motor Oil and Antifreeze containers Rinse container, remove lids, neck rings, flatten when possible  
  Plastic Bags Grocery/shopping bags, empty bread and vegetable bags   Place smaller bags inside larger, tie handles or top of bag and put inside bin  
  Tin, Steel and Aluminum cans Food and beverage containers only Scrap metal, tubing, siding, framing, metal objects, paint cans, aluminum foil, or pie plates Rinse container, remove labels, put lids inside cans. Place smaller cans inside larger cans  
  Newspapers, inserts, junk mail, office paper, magazines and telephone books   Plastic wrappers, self adhesive note paper, tissues, carbons and paper towel Place to one side of bin  
  Shredded Documents     Must be contained inside a closed paper grocery bag  
  Corrugated Cardboard Moving boxes, large appliance boxes, etc. Wax-coated cardboard (i.e. frozen food boxes and juice boxes) Remove packaging material, cut or fold to make 3’ by 3’ sections. Bundle with string or twine and place inside, on top of or next to bin  
  Paperboard/Box board Cereal, pasta,
12-pack beverage can boxes, paper towel tubs, etc.
Wax-coated boxes (i.e. frozen food boxes and juice boxes, pizza boxes) Remove cellophane, liners and contents, fold flat, stack inside bin or place smaller, flattened boxes inside larger boxes  
  Aerosol Cans   Pesticide Containers, Ant and Roach killers, etc. Remove caps and spray tips an place EMPTY aerosol cans inside bin  
  Kitchen Cookware Metal pots, pans and utensils Ceramic and Pyrex Containers Place clean cookware inside bin  
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