RESIDETIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM
OvesonRefuse will begin processing the City of Mechanicsville's recycling on Tuesday, July 1, 2019; thereafter, recycling will be picked up on Monday's. Each resident will be issued 2 bins a RED one and a GREEN one.
Recycling Guide for Red Recycling Bin
PLASTICS, METAL, GLASS, AND CARDBOARD
Plastics: Plastic bottle and dish containers with the recycle emblem #1-7 on bottom. Containers washed, clean and co-mingled in container. (Milk, water and juice jugs, detergent, soda and pop bottles and film canisters are accepted.)
Metal: Tin and aluminum food and beverage cans. Labels must be removed and washed clean and co-mingled in container.
Glass: Clear, brown, blue and green bottles and jars. All glass must be washed clean and co-mingled in container.
Cardboard: Corrugated or chip-board cardboard. All cardboard must be flattened. Large cardboard cut down into 2x2 pieces.
Recycling Guide for Green Recycling Bin
Paper ONLY in Green Container.
Paper: Newspaper, Magazines, phonebooks, junk-mail, computer paper and envelopes.
EXAMPLES OF ITEMS THAT ARE NOT RECYCLABLE:
Styrofoam products, plastic bags, toys, broken glass, window or mirror glass, cardboard not broken down, tissue paper and paper plates.
ALL RECYCLABLES MUST BE CLEAN!!!
Anything left in the recycling bin is considered trash. Not all items can be recycled. Please dispose of properly.