All household trash, for example, food scraps, wrappers, broken glass, go in the Town of Berkley trash bags.
Non-recyclable items too large to fit in a Town of Berkley trash bag, go in the Bulky Container. Town of Berkley bags can be purchased at the Recycling Center or the Town Clerk’s Office and from the following local business: The Common Crossing.
We pay SEMASS by the ton for our trash; if you include recyclable items in your trash you are costing the Town money. We get paid for the baled office paper, corrugated cardboard, plastics and glass.
|Material||What to Recycle||How to Prepare||Do NOT Include|
|Batteries||Auto, Household||Container in the Recycle Building||Damaged or leaking batteries|
|Cardboard||Corrugated, Brown paper bags||Open ends and flatten cartons||Mixed paper, Styrofoam, wood, trash, garbage|
|Compost||Grass clipping, leaves||Empty bags in the compose area||Brush, garbage, rocks, trash, wood|
|Fluorescent Bulbs||All sizes and shapes||Container in the Recycle Building||All other light bulbs go with your trash|
|Glass||Jars and bottles; clear, green brown||RINSE, remove caps and corks||Dishes, ceramics, mirrors, plate glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses|
|Hardcover Books||All hardcover, soft cover books, software, CDs, DVDs, VCRs||GOT BOOKS? Container||Magazines, newspapers|
|Magazines, Phone Books||All magazines, catalogs, phone books||Place loose in appropriate container||Junk mail, computer paper, newspaper|
|Metal Cans||Steel (tin), aluminum foil/containers, empty aerosol cans, dry paint cans||RINSE, remove plastic lids||Hazardous material|
|Metal Items||Any item that is more than 75% metal||Remove as much non-metal material as possible||Any item that is less than 75% metal|
|Mixed Paper||Any clean paper, junk mail, cardboard, computer paper||Flatten boxes, remove packaging||Corrugated cardboard, brown grocery bags, magazines, trash, soda and beer cartons|
|Newspapers||Dry newspapers (including inserts)||Place loose in appropriate container||Junk mail, magazines, phone books, office paper, trash|
|Plastic||Containers labeled #1 or #2 (on triangle on container)||RINSE, remove all caps, flatten milk jugs||All other plastic containers msut go with your trash|
|Used Oil, Antifreeze, Used Oil Filters||Used Oil, Antifreeze, Used Oil Filters||Must be in clear containers||Oil or antifreeze mixed with any other material|
|Styrofoam||Any Styrofoam||Put peanuts, worms in secured bags||Any other kind of packaging material|
Non-Recyclable Items – there may be an additional fee for some items not listed above.
|Construction Material (household only)|
|½ full pickup or trailer:||$20.00|
|Full pickup or trailer:||$30.00|
|Roofing Material (household only)|
|½ full pickup or trailer:||$30.00|
|Full pickup or trailer:||$60.00|
|8 x 10 or smaller:||$5.00|
|Over 8 x 10||$10.00|
|Tires (car & truck only)|
|20” or smaller:||$5.00|
|Compost - Grass clippings, leaves, etc.|
|1/2 full pickup or trailer:||$10.00|
|Full pickup or trailer:||$20.00|
|Brush, vines, sticks|
|1/2 full pickup or trailer:||$20.00|
|Full pickup or trailer:||$30.00|
|Minimum fee for items not listed:||$10.00|
Kitty Litter: Please put bags of kitty litter in the Bulky Container
Free Table: Drop off spot for good, used items that can be somebody’s treasure
Returnable Bottles and Cans: Each month a local non-profit organization benefits from the returnables that are dropped off at the Recycling Center. See the Supervisor if you would like to participate in this program.