Acceptable Recyclables

ItemDescriptionFee
Aluminum Cans (UBS)Used beverage cans only. Rinse clean. 
Appliances (White Goods)Stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.Fee charged, see attendant.
Appliances (Refrigerants)Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.Fee charged, see attendant.
BatteriesCell phone, power tool, car, motorcycle, Ni-Cad batteries. Alkaline batteries batteries sold after May 13, 1996 have no mercury added and may be placed in the regular trash. These may be identified by seeing a green stripe, green tree, "HG free" label, or an expiration date later than 1998. Older batteries may contain mercury, and you should take them to the collection location at the Transfer Station or save them for the municipal household hazardous waste collection. 
BrushTree limbs & wood shubbery 5" in diameter or less. 
Cell Phones

See any attendant. It will be given to George Morgan, a Francestown employee. He turns in old cell phones to the VFW in Hudson, NH. They in turn provide a one hour phone card to a serviceman or woman. What a great way to help support our troops! Cell phone batteries can be turned into an attendant at no charge. These batteries get recycled as hazardous waste.

 
Construction / Demolition DebrisWallboard, insulation, wood, siding, windows, doors, concrete, ceiling tiles, rugs, flooring, tile, linoleum, trim, shingles, asphalt paper, decking, etc. Our hauler for our C/D container is Shaw, Inc. He hauls the material to a facility in MA, who in turn recycles all materials in the container. This is a main factor in Francestown achieving our goal of 40% recycling!Fee charged, see attendant.
E-WasteTelevisions, computer hard rrives, CRT monitors, printers, faxes, keyboards, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.Fee charged, see attendant.
FurnitureUpholstered couches & chairs, wood furniture, box springs & mattresses, etc.Fee charged, see attendant.
GlassClean food and beverage jars and bottles accepted only. Headlights, thermometers, incandescent light bulbs, or automotive/windshield glass not accepted.  
MetalsCopper pipe/wire, aluminum, steel, brass, iron, SS products & other raw materials. 
PaperAll paper products accepted. 
Plastics#1 & #2 plastics accepted only. Milk & laundry jugs, beverage bottles, shampoo/conditioner bottles, etc. are all accepted. 
Steel & Tin ContainersClean pet food cans, tuna fish cans, canned vegetables & soups, etc. Lids too! 
TextilesClean clothing, shoes, bed linens, blankets, towels, sewing fabric, belts, etc. Items must be in plastic bags. Unacceptable textile materials are loose or torn articles. 
TiresAutomotive, agricultural, and bicycle.Fee charged, see attendant.
Used OilUncontaminated used motor oil in capped jugs. See attendant to pour into inlet of the used oil tank. No anti-freeze or water. 
Yard WasteLeaves, grass mowings, and general yard debris.