Reuse: Cameras in working condition can be posted in a local online free and for sale group for pick-up or brought to the Take-It-or-Leave-It.
Donate: Recycling for Charities provides free shipping labels for broken and functioning digital cameras.
Dispose: Digital cameras go in Battery Recycling. Film cameras are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Bottle deposit: Stop & Shop (31 Sparks Avenue) and The Islander Package Store (15 Old South Road) have bottle deposit machines. Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts collect aluminum cans in the Boy Scouts’ Aluminum Can Shed by the Recycling Center Drop-Off as a fundraiser.
Recycle: Food and beverage cans go in Tin/Aluminum Recycling.
Reuse: Send reusable household goods (no liquids, electronics, or fragile or hazardous items) in used shipping boxes to Goodwill for free through Give Back Box.
Recycle: Flatten brown corrugated cardboard and deposit in Shipping Boxes Recycling at the Recycling Center Drop-Off.
Compost: Non-corrugated cardboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc.) go in Compostable Waste (C). Glossy print cardboard is Compostable Waste (C).
Dispose: Plastic-coated and waxed cardboard is Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Pizza boxes and other soiled corrugated cardboard go in Compostable Waste (C).
Dispose: Carpeting is Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC). Use the Scale House for quantities weighing more than 40 lbs.
CARTONS AND JUICE BOXES
Dispose: Waxed cartons (including milk cartons) and juice boxes are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
See “INK, PRINTER, AND TONER CARTRIDGES”.
Donate: A Safe Place Nantucket (5B Windy Way, 508-228-0561) collects cell phones, tablets, and iPods (including devices that do not work) for recycling as a fundraiser.
Dispose: Coffee mugs, plates, bowls, and all other ceramics are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
See “STRING LIGHTS”.
Compost: Christmas trees are Brush. Bring Christmas trees to the Scale House for drop-off instructions. Christmas wreaths and all other greenery with wire are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Cigarettes go in Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC). Please ensure that they are fully extinguished. Littered cigarette butts leach toxic chemicals including arsenic and lead into the environment and can contaminate water.
Dispose: Many cleaning products (including kitchen and bathroom cleaners, drain openers, oven cleaners, polishes and waxes, bleach and disinfectants) contain hazardous substances and should be brought to a Hazardous Waste Collection Event for disposal.
Check the product label for:
- Signal words - DANGER, POISON, WARNING or CAUTION;
- Statements of hazards - “Flammable,” “Vapor harmful,” “Harmful or fatal if swallowed;”
- Precautionary statements - “Keep out of reach of children,” “Use only in well-ventilated areas,” “Do not mix with chlorine-type bleaches or other chemicals.”
Reuse: Wire hangers can be taken to Holdgate’s Island Laundry (4 Vesper Lane, 508-228-0750) for reuse.
Clear plastic hangers can be taken to The Seconds Shop (32 Sparks Avenue, 508-228-6677) for reuse.
Dispose: Wire hangers go in Scrap Metal.
Plastic hangers go in Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Consider using a reusable version.
Dispose: Coffee pods are a mix of materials and go in Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Alternatively, coffee pods can be separated into Compostable Waste (C) (coffee grounds/tea leaves and filter), Tin/Aluminum Recycling (aluminum foil top), and Plastic Recycling (cup).
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS (CFLs)
Dispose: CFLs are collected in the Fluorescent Lamps bin at the Recycling Center Drop-Off.
Currently all compostable plastics should be sorted as petroleum-based plastics, in either Plastics Recycling or Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Please see “PLASTICS”.
COMPUTERS AND MONITORS
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE (C&D)
Dispose: Building materials are Construction & Demolition Waste. Use the Scale House for quantities weighing more than 40 lbs.
Compost: Cooking oil is Compostable Waste (C). A tin can containing oil and grease is preferred over plastic. Larger quantities (>2 gallons) can be taken the Wastewater Treatment Plant, but please call ahead (81 South Shore Road, 508-228-7200 ext. 7801).
Compost: Traditional corks made from natural cork are Compostable Waste (C).
Dispose: Plastic corks are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Cotton balls are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Compost: Paper cups are Compostable Waste (C). Coffee cup lids go in Plastic Recycling.
Recycle: Single-use plastic cups, including Solo cups, go in Plastic Recycling.
Dispose: Multi-use plastic cups with stiff, hard sides go in Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).