SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS - All Recyclable Items Mix Together in One Bin for Collection

  1. All recyclable items – paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass – need to be mixed together loosely in one bin.
     
  2. Lids and labels can be left on recyclable containers, which should be empty and rinsed before recycling.
     
  3. Recyclables must be placed in your designated recycling bin (a durable, lidded, plastic or metal container of your choice, 35 gallon maximum), marked with a sticker. More than one recycling bin is OK. Obtain more stickers by calling (518) 736-5504.
     
  4. Do not place recyclables in plastic bags for collection (shredded paper is the only exception). No string, no bags, no trash allowed.
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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

All Recyclable Items Mix Together in One Bin for Collection

  1. All recyclable items – paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass – need to be mixed together loosely in one bin.
     
  2. Lids and labels can be left on recyclable containers, which should be empty and rinsed before recycling.
     
  3. Recyclables must be placed in your designated recycling bin (a durable, lidded, plastic or metal container of your choice, 35 gallon maximum), marked with a DSW-issued sticker. More than one recycling bin is OK.
     
  4. Do not place recyclables in plastic bags for collection (shredded paper is the only exception). No string, no bags, no trash allowed.

NO PLASTIC BAGS are allowed in single stream recycling (with the exception of shredded paper from a paper shredding machine).

Everything should be loose – do not separate or put into plastic bags (Do not tie up bundles of cardboard either).

85% of Fulton County residents have twice a month curbside recycling pick up.

CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR PICK UP DAY.

Some residents have transfer station recycling drop-off.

Residents need to provide their own covered container, no larger than 35 gallons. (typically a plastic or metal garbage can, but you can also use a tote, or other lidded container).

Put a DSW- issued recycle decal on it, or else spray paint a large “R” in a contrasting color.

These are available at county and local municipal offices, libraries and senior centers. Or call the Recycling Info-Line at 518-736-5504 to request by mail.

Yes.

There is not a limit, but have at least one marked bin in the group.

Other Tips


  • Step on milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc., to make room in the bin.
     
  • Cardboard must be flattened. If it does not fit in the bin, put it beside or under the recycling bin.
     
  • Curbside recycling should be out by 6 a.m. the day of pick up or put out the night before.
     
  • 50 pound limit on recycling bins. You can use more than one bin. 
     
  • Consider waiting until your next recycling day during high winds or severe snow storms. Do not put recycling containers on snow banks.
     
  • Transfer station users can transport recycling in any container and then must dump it loose into singlestream recycling container at the station.

PAPER


Newspaper & Inserts

Junk Mail, Circulars, Magazines & Catalogs

Phonebooks & Paperbacks

Brown Grocery Bags

Lightweight & Corrugated Cardboard

Beverage Cartons (Milk, Juice, and Juice boxes)


DO NOT INCLUDE

Hardcover books, Paper plates, Napkins, Tissues, Construction Paper, Beer or Soda Cartons

PLASTIC


Plastic Bottles & Containers Number Codes 1-5, some 7

Milk & Water Jugs

Cottage Cheese, Yogurt & Pudding Cup Containers

Soap & Detergent Containers


DO NOT INCLUDE:

Styrofoam containers, Plastic bags, Motor oil bottles, Clothes hangers, Toys, Prescription pill bottles

METAL


Food & Beverage Cans

Deposit Cans (or take to store for refund)

Aluminum Plates & Trays

Aluminum Foil (clean) Aerosol Cans (empty)

Metal Lids


DO NOT INCLUDE:

Metal-Cardboard Containers (Cocoa Box), Clothes Hangers, Silverware, Pans or Small Appliances

GLASS


Clear, Green & Amber Containers

Canning Jars

Deposit Bottles (or return to store for refund)

Liquor & Wine Bottles

Food & Beverage Containers


DO NOT INCLUDE:

Broken Glass, Drinking Glasses, Ovenware or Ceramics, Dishes, Mirrors, Light Bulbs

ONE EXCEPTION TO THE “NO BAG”RULE: SHREDDED PAPER

Tie up in a clear plastic bag. Put the bag in with loose recyclables.