2011-03-31 / Letters to the Editor

Take recyclables to transfer station

Did you know that all Jamestown residents can take recyclables to the Jamestown Transfer Station free without a sticker? The transfer station, which is located at 1218 North Road, is open Thursday through Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and accepts all types of recyclables, including:

Large Metal Items: Any large metal item that will not fit in the blue recycling bin can be brought to the station and dropped off in the rolloff scrap metal bin. No car parts containing fluids, oils or lubricants are allowed.

Propane Tanks: Tanks should be delivered to the attendant at the transfer station.

Do not deposit in the trash.

Tires: Tires may be dropped off at the station. Tires should be off the rims. There is a limit of four tires per resident.

Holiday trees: Residents may deposit holiday trees during a limited time following the holiday. Time periods are published in the Jamestown Press.

Electronic Waste: Computers, printers, TVs, fax and copy machines, computer accessories, monitors, cables and wires, radios, stereos and cell phones should be delivered to the attendant at the transfer station for disposal.

Yard Waste: Grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers and small bush trimmings can be deposited in the compost section of the transfer station. Large tree limbs, bushes, vines unless chipped are not allowed.

Used motor oil: Motor oil may be disposed of at the station at the oil igloo. Residents must check in with the attendant prior to disposal. There is a five-gallon limit at one time.

Kitchen Appliances: All accepted, but Freon must be removed. Art’s Auto Body will remove the Freon for a small fee.

Clothes and Shoes: May be put in the Salvation Army box.

Items not accepted at the transfer station are medical syringes, which can be dropped off at participating CVS Pharmacy stores; construction and demolition debris, which must be disposed of privately; and household hazardous waste, which is any material considered hazardous if it contains harmful ingredients that are environmentally unsafe. For disposal of these items, check www.rirrc.org or call 942- 1430 for instructions.

For all other items, visit www.jamestownri.net or call Island Rubbish at 423-1802.

Mike Testa and
Norma Willis
Jamestown Recycling

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