Why is recycling important?
You can help to protect our natural resources by recycling. As an example let’s focus on trees, which are used to make virgin paper. Think of every piece of paper as a branch. Recycling your newspaper, magazines and phone books can save trees when the recycled material is turned into pulp, which is then used to make paper. Trees are important in mitigating global climate change because they absorb carbon dioxide. When carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere, as has been found by many scientists, the effect is global climate change. Recycling leaves more trees to absorb carbon dioxide, and they beautify our country.
The following items can be placed in your blue recycling bin:
|No waxed paper. No broken or other glass such as light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, glass, Pyrex. No plastic bags, containers over 2 gallons, motor, chemical or foam containers or flower pots. No paint or aerosol cans or other metal items.
Recycling bins are collected every other week usually two days after your regular collection day. There are never recycling collections on any Monday. Holidays that affect this year’s scheduling are July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Those collection days and all remaining collections for the week will be delayed one day. Friday’s collection will be on Saturday.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to noon and Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (April-December)
Residents can bring the following items to the Recycling Center:
Surplus Paint Collection and Distribution
Residents can bring reusable paint to the Recycling Center. Useable paint can be dropped off on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May through October, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Accepted paint includes latex paint, oil-based paint, stains and polyurethanes. The items must meet the following conditions:
Residents can also pick up paint free of charge. Contact the Fairhaven Board of Health for more information at (508) 979-4022.
Bulky Item Pickup
Bulky item pickup takes place each year in the spring. The following items are accepted at the curb:
Call the Board of Public Works at (508) 979-4030 for specific dates.
Collection days are as follows:
Regular Trash Day Leaf Collection Day
Call the Board of Public Works for more information about leaf collection at (508) 979-4030.