Pay-as-you-throw trash program gears up
Shrewsbury – With pay-as-youthrow (PAYT) trash removal just around the corner, the Shrewsbury Health Department is working overtime to make sure everyone in town has the information they need prior to the Aug. 4 start date.
The department's website is being regularly updated as more vendors sign on to carry the PAYT trash bags.
Residents can currently purchase PAYT trash bags at the following locations: Edgemere Mini Market, 1 Pineland Avenue; Flynn's Truck Plaza, 307 Hartford Turnpike; Horton's Market, 117 Clinton Street; Price Chopper, 380 Maple Avenue; Rite Aid, 557 Main Street; Shaw's, White City Plaza, 50 Boston Turnpike; Maple Ave Shell, 29 Maple Street; Route 9 Shell, 271 Boston Turnpike; Stop & Shop, 539 Boston Turnpike; Walgreens, 225 Boston Turnpike; White Hen Pantry, 38 Maple Avenue; and Big Y Supermarket, 50 Southwest Cutoff , Worcester.
The health department has also released an updated recycling list for people who may be new to recycling.
Containers that may be recycled are: all color glass bottles and jars that are 2 gallons or smaller, aluminum or tin food cans and clean aluminum foil, plastic bottles and jars, milk and juice cartons, drink boxes and lightweight plastic shopping bags.
Paper items that may be recycled include: newspapers and inserts, sale ads, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, phone books and boxboard or light weight cardboard like shoe boxes and cereal boxes.
Waxed paper, hardcover books, broken glass, light bulbs, window or auto glass, dishes, Pyrex, containers over 2 gallons in size, motor oil, chemical or foam containers, and flower pots are all among items that may not be recycled.
All recyclables must be placed in labeled containers left at the curb. Anyone who has additional questions about the transition from free to fee-based trash removal can contact the Shrewsbury Health Department at 508-841-8512.
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