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10/23/2018

Have your wood waste checked before leaving it at Recycling Center


If you are bringing wood waste to the Recycling Center, have it checked by staff before you leave it.

If you are bringing wood waste to the Recycling Center, have it checked by staff before you leave it.

Pressboard, waferboard, particleboard, any laminates, counter tops and pressure-treated wood are not accepted at the biomass facility that processes the town's wood waste. The company that grinds the waste requires these contaminants be removed.

"The Recycling Center attendants have been trying to inspect (and re-direct) incoming loads but these items are still being placed into the 'day' woodwaste pile," said Public Works Director Robert Malley.

Here is a more complete list of items that may not be left in the woodwaste pile:

  • Pressboard
  • Waferboard
  • Particleboard
  • Any Laminates
  • Countertops
  • Pressure-treated Wood
  • Zipboard,
  • Azekboard
  • Composite
  • Wicker
  • Paneling
  • Pegboard

With the exception of pressure-treated wood, all of the above contaminants may be placed in the bulky waste bin. Pressure-treated wood is accepted once a year at the town's Hazardous Household Waste/E-Waste collection, held on the second Saturday in May.