PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!
Recently Vienna has converted from sorted recycling to Single Stream Recycling.
It is absolutely essential that the rules be followed for what can and can't be recycled. The recycling is being picked up by Riverside Recycling, is taken to Norridgewock Land Fill, and from there EcoMaine Recycling is picking it up. Every load is inspected as it is dumped at Norridgewock and the WHOLE load will be rejected if there is any unacceptable material in the load (and it will become trash). Unfortunately this almost happened on November 28th.
In order to avoid having all of Vienna's recycling rejected, the Riverside Disposal drivers will now check as they pick up the recycling. The drivers are very accommodating, but they can't empty individual plastic bags into the truck. This may result in them not taking an individual's recycling if it contains unacceptable materials. They will leave an OOPS! flyer that explains what is unacceptable. A copy of the flyer (click this) accompanies this notice. The major problems they have seen are plastic bags and Styrofoam. Please remember:
ABSOLUTELY NO PLASTIC BAGS or FILM or BUBBLEWRAP
(such as SaranWrap®, shrink wrap) – ONLY HARD PLASTIC BUT NO STYROFOAM
Follow this link to a helpful site for determining what is acceptable to recycle.
Vienna has done a great job in the past and the Merry Dumpsters thank all the loyal recyclers. Once we get used to the rules, the single stream recycling will make it easier to recycle.