Friday, September 7, 2018

Recycling Reminders

The Village of Waunakee and Pelitteri Waste Systems would like to remind Waunakee residents of what can and can not be placed in your blue recycling cart.

Recyclable Paper 
  • Cardboard (empty)
  • Catalogs, magazines and phone books
  • Cereal and cracker boxes
  • Paper milk and juice cartons or boxes (Carton recycling FAQ or Click here for the Carton Council website)
  • Computer and office paper
  • Envelopes and junk mail
  • Gift wrapping paper (no foils)
  • Pizza boxes (no food or grease)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Shredded paper (place in a clear or transparent plastic bag and tie shut; a full bag should be the size of a basketball)

Recyclable Plastic
  • All plastic bottles (no motor oils or gasoline)
  • Plastic containers / cups #1-7, including #1 deli
  • Plastic bags (grocery, newspaper, dry cleaning, etc. -- no black or brown bags) -- place clean, dry bags into a clear or transparent bag and tie shut; a full bag should be the size of a basketball

Recyclable Metal and Glass
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans and aluminum pie plates
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, blue, brown or green translucent glass)
  • Metal pots and pans
  • Small metal appliances (toasters, blenders, etc) -- nothing larger than the size of a basketball
  • Small metal plumbing fixtures, faucets, valves
  • Tin and steel cans

Non-Recyclable Items
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Brake rotors / drums
  • Construction waste
  • Deli containers - except #1 plastic
  • Electronics
  • Frozen food or microwave dinner plates
  • Glassware (such as drinking glasses or decorative items) and ceramics
  • Metal items heavier than 10 pounds
  • Mirrors and windows
  • Motor oil and gasoline containers
  • Plastic film, wrap and Styrofoam
  • Foil paper
  • Recyclable containing liquid or food
  • Miscellaneous carpet, clothing, diapers, fishing line, food, hoses, ropes and shoes

Recycling Tips
  • Containers with food or liquids, construction waste or electronics CANNOT be placed in the recycling cart.
  • Should you choose to bag recyclables you place into the cart, please use clear or transparent bags and leave open - do not tie or seal. Clear bags can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores. 
  • Do not flatten or crush plastic or metal items. Do not place smaller items inside larger containers. All items should be loose and empty. Remove all food waste, plastic, Styrofoam and packing peanuts. Flatten cardboard boxes and cereal boxes to make room in the recycling cart. 
  • Your recycling cart will not be picked up if it contains trash, yard waste or prohibited items.
  • Click here to view a 7-minute video showing what happens to your recyclables. For any remaining questions, please email or call (608) 257-4285.

Bulky Items and Appliances

The following list of items requires prepayment and a scheduled pickup. For special instructions and to schedule a pickup, please contact Pellitteri at (608)257-4285.
  • White goods (appliances)
  • Furniture
  • Large Items
  • Tires
  • Construction/Demolition/Remodeling Waste
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Electronics
  • Basement clean outs

Do you have extra trash or recycling?

Additional recycling can be placed in a clear garbage bag (available at Ace Hardware) and placed next to your blue recycling cart. Pellitteri will pick this up at no charge with your regular recycling.

Special trash tags can be purchased for extra garbage that doesn’t fit in your brown trash cart. The tags are $15 for a sheet of 5 and are available at Village Hall - 500 West Main Street.

Click the link below for more details:

Pellitteri Waste Systems