Burgmeier’s has been granted the new contract for curbside collection of trash and recycling for residents in Tyrone Borough and those changes will take place as the new contract begins this week.
Curbside materials now include: all plastic bottles #1-7, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminum cans, newspapers and inserts, magazines and catalogs, phone books, mixed paper and envelopes, junk mail, and shredded paper, paperboard (cereal boxes), and corrugated cardboard. Boxes should be flattened and kept dry. Paper recycling should be kept dry and bundled or bagged. Commingled recycling should be rinsed. Plastic bags may be used only for shredded paper.
Electronics and white goods will be collected at the curbside for recycling twice a year under the new contract. Other bulky waste items will also be collected for disposal at these times.
As corrugated cardboard is a very bulky material if not broken down, residents are reminded of the importance of flattening boxes and removing all non-cardboard packing material before recycling. Since cardboard can tolerate a bit more rain and moisture than other recyclable paper, it may be placed next to the paper bin on paper recycling weeks.
The IRC recycling office recommends that paperboard boxes be flattened and stuffed in another cereal or food box for collection during paper recycling weeks.