! * IMPORTANT WINTER ROADS UPDATE * !
 

One of Hawley’s highway trucks has sustained damage in this recent storm [no other vehicles involved, no one injured].  We are working to establish a short term solution, but in the meanwhile you may see delays in plowing and sanding .

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 
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Holiday Recycling Guidelines

During the holiday season, the average American family increases household trash volume by over 25% (US EPA). A large portion of this trash could be avoided, reused, recycled or composted. Reducing holiday waste can help your household save money on “Pay As You Throw” town trash stickers or bags, save money for your town, and reduce your carbon footprint.
 
Yes, please DO recycle these:
 
♦ gift wrap, tissue paper (no foil, metallic inks, or glitter.) Tape is OK.

paper gift bags and shopping bags
greeting cards (except those with foil, glitter, or batteries)
envelopes (plastic windows are OK)
catalogs, calendars
cardboard: corrugated, paperboard
 
No, please DO NOT recycle:
 

ribbons, bows, tinsel (reuse or trash)
holiday light strings (acceptable in scrap metal recycling)
Christmas tree netting
bubble wrap, packing peanuts, polystyrene (Styrofoam) (clean packing materials accepted for reuse at Greenfield UPS Store)
plastic bags (clean, dry plastic bags marked #2 or #4 accepted in retail store programs)
plastic “blister pack” packaging (i.e. from toys and electronics)
photographs
 
To learn more about recycling in our region, please visit springfieldmrf.org.   (For a downloadable guide to Recycling on the Holidays, click on “What’s Recyclable at the MRF?”)

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