Putnam Village
of
Wallingford Valley

Recycling & Trash:

Our Trash Contractor will not empty our Green Recycle Bins if they contain PLASTIC BAGS!  Empty your plastic bags into the Green Bin and put the plastic bag in the Blue Bin.


They will also not empty them if they contain any of the following:


  • Plastic Containers Marked #3
  • Food
  • Yard Waste
  • Plastic Lids, Bottle Caps or Microwave Trays
  • Waxed Paper or Waxed Cardboard
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Batteries, Cell Phones, Computers, TV’s or any electrical appliance
  • Styrofoam

They will not take these items because the Recycle Plant fines our Contractor if these items are included in the Recycled Material.


Please Review  letter to residents and Recycle Guide below:



Please be aware that:

BLUE CONTAINERS ARE FOR TRASH

GREEN CONTAINERS ARE FOR RECYCLABLES

CLICK on link below to watch video
VIDEO PRESENTATION:

The Board invited Brad Eitten of Opendaker Trash & Recycling to speak at our 2013 annual residents meeting. Brad went over many aspects of trash, recycling, and large item disposal from the haulers perspective and current law. The presentation was videotaped and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  One update to the video is that recycled items MUST NOT be placed in plastic bags.  If they are Opendaker will not empty the green bins containing them.  (See Above)

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DISPOSAL OF TELEVISIONS, DESKTOP COMPUTERS, LAPTOP COMPUTERS, COMPUTER MONITORS OR COMPUTER PERIPHERALS:

These electronic items cannot be disposed of in the Blue Trash containers. By law, these items cannot be included with general trash.


They can be disposed of in a number of ways:


1.  They can be disposed of using the same procedures as Heavy/Large trash.  (Refer to Heavy/Large Trash Pickup Webpage)


2.  They can be disposed of free of charge at one of the E-Waste Programs offered by the County of Delaware in conjunction with their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events. Four annual events are offered and the schedule is available by clicking on the link below:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program


3.  Some stores will accept these items for recycling.  Please refer to the "Recycling & Trash Procedures" link above for stores that will accept these items for recycling.


But again,  they must not be put in the blue trash containers or set in the trash enclosures.


DISPOSAL OF FLUORESCENT TUBES & COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS :

Our trash recycler has recommended that you put the long tubes in a 42 gallon, 3 mil heavy duty plastic trash bag.  Then seal the bag and put the bag into the blue trash containers.  The  small "compact fluorescent light" (CFL) bulbs can be put in with regular trash and the trash bag sealed.

As a side note, Home Depot and Lowe's will accept burnt out CFL's at their stores "return desk" and will recycle them free of charge.

PA ELECTRONICS RECYCLING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM:

Please go the the following link to learn about the above program and the latest information about "recycling" from the PA Department of Environmental Protection:

PA Electronics Recycling Management Program