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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Phone
(716) 873-5700
Fax
(716) 873-0004

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 PAPER PRODUCTS

WHAT WE ACCEPT         WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT
Newspapers
Magazines & catalogs
Phone books

Hard-cover books
Napkins & Paper towels

Wrapping paper
Wax paper

Heavy paper items used for Shipping
Corrugated cardboard

Pizza Boxes
Cardboard contaminated with food
Wax-coated cardboard
Oil stained cardboard
Wet or dirty boxes
Yellowish “foreign” cardboard
Pieces larger than 3’ by 3’
Junk mail
Envelopes
Advertisements and flyers
School papers
Colored paper
Coupons
Computer paper
Plastic envelopes
Plastic wrapping or tape
Carbon paper
   

 BOX BOARD

WHAT WE ACCEPT  WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT
Dry food boxes (cereal, cookies, etc)
Boxes for healthcare items
Paper towel tubes
Clothing/gift boxes
Any food-soiled cardboard
Frozen food & microwave containers
Pop or other beverage packaging
Egg cartons
Milk cartons
Juice cartons
Juice boxes
Straws from drink boxes
Individual drink pouches
   

GLASS

WHAT WE ACCEPT

WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT

 All clear, green, brown glass Ceramic bottles and containers
Crystal
Light bulbs
Mirrors and window glass
Eye glasses
Hypodermic syringes

Heat-resistant ovenware
   

 PLASTIC

 WHAT WE ACCEPT  WHAT WE CAN’T ACCEPT
All metal food & beverage containers
Empty pet food cans
Metal lids, caps and closures
Propane cylinders
Silverware
Small appliances
Tin foil
Metal/cardboard containers
Frozen juice containers
Motor Oil containers
Paint cans
Aerosol cans
SMALL mouth bottles
Food, soap & beverage containers  
Plastic must have a recycle symbol on the bottom with the number 1 – 7

Large mouth containers (even with a recycle symbol with 1-7)
Yogurt, cottage cheese containers
Margarine containers
Baby wipe, Hand wipe tubs
Microwave trays
Plastic bags
Plastic furniture, plates, tableware
Medicine bottles
Fast food containers
Snack bags
Tupperware or other storage containers
Plexiglass

 

 

 

                                                      

 

GENERAL RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rinse and drain containers thoroughly
  • Labels do NOT have to be removed
  • Paper products should be placed in a SEPARATE PAPER GROCERY BAG and placed on top or next to your blue box
  • Disassemble and flatten cardboard boxes
  • Keep paper clean and dry
  • Your blue box should be placed at the curb by 7 AM on regular garbage collection day.

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISPOSAL

  • TIRES will not be picked up at the curb.  Tires must be brought to the Department of Public Works. THERE IS A FEE FOR DISPOSAL.
  • WASTE OIL is to be returned to the Auto Service Station or Retail Outlet where you purchased it.  They are required by law to accept up to 5 gallons of waste oil.  You can also drop off oil to the Department of Public Works for disposal.  The DPW can only accept oil placed in a sealed plastic container  The container must be labeled as to contents, your name and address.
  • AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES can be brought directly to the Department of Public Works for disposal, or they can be traded in when purchasing a new one.
  • CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS GENERATED BY THE RESIDENT OR HOMEOWNER can be placed in clear plastic bags or neatly bundled no larger than 4 feet in length and not to exceed 50 pounds.  Collection is limited to 1 cubic yard per pickup (10 bundles or containers).  Rugs and carpeting must be tied and bundled. Debris from contracted work must be disposed of by the contractor.
  • LARGE APPLIANCES (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) DOORS must be REMOVED from refrigerators and freezers.
  • LARGE ITEMS are to be placed at the curb by 7 AM on your collection day.  If items must be placed at the curb before collection day, be sure to contact the Department of Public Works immediately.
  • BRUSH/YARDWASTE can be placed in open containers, bundled, or in CLEAR plastic bags. Weight cannot exceed 50 pounds. 
  • LEAVES – FALL ONLY – can be raked to the area between the curb and sidewalk.  DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET.
  • PAINT/LATEX should be placed at the curb separate from your other trash in original containers in a SOLID form.  LIDS MUST BE LEFT OFF OF THE CONTAINERS IN ORDER TO BE COLLECTED.
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE (pesticides, pool chemicals, paint thinners, oil based paint, propane tanks, batteries, flammable materials WILL NOT BE COLLECTED by the Village.  These materials are not permitted in land fills.  Contact Erie County for collection information.  Hypodermic needles must be disposed of in a proper medical waste container.

         ELECTRONICS (TVs, Computers, Printers, Calculators, etc.) are NO LONGER collected.  These items need to returned to an Electronic Recycle facility or collection    site.  E-Waste can also be returned to the store from which the item was purchased.

 

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Upcoming Events

21 Nov 2017;
08:00PM - 09:00PM
Board Meeting
05 Dec 2017;
08:00PM - 09:00PM
Board Meeting
19 Dec 2017;
08:00PM - 09:00PM
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