Maywood, Republic Services Give Residents Free Recycling Bin, New App

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

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Earlier this month, the village of Maywood and Republic Services, the waste disposal and trash pick up company that is contracted by the village, announced a series of measures designed to enhance the village’s recycling efforts.

Starting Oct. 29, households in the village began receiving an additional recycling container free of charge courtesy of Republic.

The Wednesday collection schedule and pickup locations won’t change. Residents can still use their existing containers while placing additional material next to the bin in paper bags.

In addition, Maywood announced that residents will now have access to Republic’s account management tool, My Resource, which will allow them to report a missed pickup, order container repairs and requested additional services from their computers or smartphones.

Residents can access My Resource by clicking here or by downloading the My Resource app at the Apple Store or Google Play.

“Last year, Maywood residents recycled nearly 500 tons of material through the Maywood Recycling Program,” said Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins in a joint statement released by the village and Republic on Oct. 11.

“While participation is voluntary, my hope is that everyone throughout Maywood will participate in the recycling program,” Perkins said.

For more info on refuse, yard waste and recycling collection , visit Maywood’s website here or contact Republic Services at (708) 345-7050.

Below is a list of items that can be recycled in the Maywood program. Many items that are not accepted may be recycled by other means.

What can be recycled: 

  • Newspaper
  • Mixed Paper: advertisements, direct mail, office paper, stationery, envelopes, paper bags, gift wrap
  • Magazines, catalogs and telephone books
  • Cardboard and boxboard
  • Soda and beer carrying cases
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans and foil
  • Tin and steel cans, including empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic bottles and containers coded #1- #7 (except #6)
  • Six or twelve pack rings
  • Milk and juice cartons

What cannot be recycled: 

  • Soiled items such as pizza boxes, napkins and tissues
  • Plastic take-out containers, cups, plates, or utensils
  • Plastic bags and film
  • Styrofoam or packing peanuts
  • Disposable diapers or rags
  • Needles or syringes
  • Mirror and window glass, compact fluorescent and other light bulbs
  • Electronic items
  • Printer or toner cartridges
  • Toys and ceramics
  • Motor oil, insecticide and hazardous chemical containers

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