Trash and recycling pickup is handled through a contract with Waste Management. In addition to those services, some items like brush and trimmings are handled by the Highway Department.
For questions, call
TOWN OF AURORA
652-7596 or 652-7590
Trash & Recycling
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING CHANGES
Effective January 1, 2015
Guide to Recycling
|Materials||What to Place in Recycling Box||
What to Place in Trash.
|Anything that comes with your regular newspapers. Magazines delivered to your home or purchased at a newsstand. All Catalogs, phone books and junk mail.||Place in recycling box loose, or put next to recycling bin in paper bags. Put junk mail and writing paper in paper bags.
DO NOT USE STRING OR PLASTIC BAGS.
|Napkins, tissue paper, paper towels, wax paper, wrapping paper.
ANY FOOD SOILED PAPER
|Recycle all brown corrugated cardboard. Brown paper bags. Box board (shoeboxes, gift boxes, cereal boxes)||Remove all tape, staples and strapping. Break down all boxes in 3 feet x 3 feet sections. Small pieces in brown bags.||Waxed corrugated, cardboard lined with foam, cores from carpet rolls or any items made of laminated sheets of paper or cardboard. NO pizza boxes.|
|All clear, green and brown food and beverage containers||Wash containers. Remove lids and caps. Labels DO NOT have to be removed. Put all containers & METAL lids and caps in recycling bin.||Ceramic bottles and other ceramic items, flower pots, crystal, light bulbs, mirror & window glass, heat resistant ovenware, hypodermic syringes, eye-glasses|
|All metal food & Beverage containers (cans). Metal lids, closure caps, and aluminum pie tins.||Wash containers. Remove lids and caps. Labels DO NOT have to be removed||Propane cylinders, silverware, metal/cardboard containers (frozen juice or motor oil), small appliances, metal cookware, tin foil or hypodermic needles.
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY TYPE OF BATTERY
|Plastic food, soap & beverage containers with threaded caps (Screw on lids)||Wash containers. Only small-necked containers. NO wide mouth containers such as yogurt and cottage cheese even if they are labeled with the recycling symbol. NO Styrofoam. NO deli-containers. NO microwave containers||Anti-freeze or motor oil containers, furniture, plates, plastic bags, tableware, medicine bottles, Plexiglas, fast food containers, snack bags, yogurt & cottage cheese containers and Tupperware (because of residue).|
|Gable top beverages. Containers including those with plastic spouts.Remove lids.||Rinse and empty. Place in recycling bin with other containers. DO NOT mix cartons with newspaper or corrugated cardboard.||Straws from drink boxes. Frozen food containers. Waxed paper or drink pouches.|
Please make sure your recycling bin is visible for collection. Moving? Remember the bin stays with the house.