Blue Box Recycling
Single Stream Recycling means that paper materials no longer need to be separated from commingled materials – they can all be mixed together. Please do not use plastic grocery bags to hold or separate your recycling. Our County Recycling center does not accept plastic shopping bags. They will end up in the landfill if you put them in your blue box. Supermarkets and stores will recycle bags properly.
Mixed Recycling at the Monroe County Recycling Center
Electronics are not accepted in the recycling bin
New Electronics Recycling Regulations
The Village of Spencerport will no longer accept drop offs of electronics at our DPW Site. Residents can place their electronics except monitors and televisions curbside for pick up during bulk pick up weeks. All monitors and televisions will require the purchase of a $10.00 sticker in order for them to be picked up curbside including bulk pick up weeks.
Single Stream Blue Box Acceptable Recycling
- Aluminum Cans-rinsed clean
- Tin Cans, including tin plated and bi-metal cans – rinsed clean
- Brown Kraft paper bags -no food contamination
- Corrugated cardboard (not to exceed 2 x 4 ft) and box-board (cereal boxes) flatten free of food
- Pizza boxes, empty, free of food, wrappers and spacers
- Gable top cartons—milk and juice rinsed clean
- Glass-food and beverage containers, including clear glass, brown glass and green glass
- Newspapers, supplements, advertising and inserts.
- Magazines, catalogs and other glossy publications
- Office Paper, white paper, copy paper, computer printout , colored paper and gift wrap.
- Plastic Containers: Soft drink and other PET containers, neck rings OK, attach caps and pumps.
- Milk jugs and water bottles and colored HDPE containers including personal care products, soap and detergent bottles.
- EMPTY Steel / Tin Cans (including non-hazardous aerosol)
- EMPTY Aluminum Cans / Bottles
- Durable Kitchen Cookware (Pots, Pans & Lids)
- Non-Durable Aluminum Foil and Foil-ware (pie pans, roast pans, etc.)
- License Plates (should be cut in half or permanently defaced)
- Metal lids/caps (from glass bottles/jars)
- Bottles, jugs and jars (lids/caps attached)
- Tubs, pails, buckets, lids, caps
- Microwave food trays
Durable / reusable containers and lids (i.e. -Tupperware)
- Broken laundry baskets/recycling bins
Non-Styrofoam takeout “clam-shells”
Do Not put in the Blue Box
- No hoses, cords or ropes
- No hardcover books
- No trash in the blue box
- No Plastic bags, not even #1 grocery bags
- No soiled papers or paper toweling
- No material with food, drink, oil etc.
- No Styrofoam: egg cartons, packing peanuts etc.
- No plastic six pack holders
- No Clay flower pots
- No diapers
- No Coat Hangers
- No Ceramics
- No plate glass, leaded glass, auto glass, crystal, china, drinking glasses or Pyrex
- No light bulbs or tubes -fluorescent or incandescent
- No Styrofoam i.e. takeout “clam-shells,” egg cartons, cups, packing peanuts etc.
- No containers that held hazardous material (i.e. – pesticide, chemicals, antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
- No prescription bottles
- No Bio-plastics No non-rinsed (dirty) items
No Plastic Bags / Product Wrap (return to store)
- No Utensils (knives, forks, ladles, etc.)
- No Paint Cans, Propane Tanks, Hazardous Aerosol
- No Batteries
- No Large Scrap Metal
- Collected, at no extra charge, the first full work week in January, March, May, July and September – please check the calendar for actual dates.
- One pick up per homeowner address.
- Village homeowner refuse only
- One pile no larger than 4’ x 4’ x 8’
- No contractor waste
- No grass clippings
- Stickers required for tires and appliances with Freon
- Sort by Brush, Lumber, Metal, Tires and other Refuse
- Lumber should be cut into 4’ lengths, all nails removed and stacked neatly
- Large appliances must have doors removed and if required – stickers attached
Bulk refuse is waste other than regular household waste which is either to large or too heavy to place in a standard refuse container.
The intention of the bulk refuse collection is to assist Spencerport homeowners when making minor repairs, small remodeling projects, discarding household furniture, mattresses, large appliances, lumber and other bulk household material which is too large or too heavy to place in standard refuse containers.
Sorting is important because it allows us to pick up specific materials with specific equipment. Brush into a dump truck so it can be later run through a chipping machine. Appliances with Freon need special handling by an outside contractor. Metals go to a metal scrap yard in a different truck. The remaining refuse goes into the garbage truck and goes to the landfill. So even though different equipment, perhaps on different days, will be used for your pile, you are still only allowed one 4’ x 4’ x 8’ pile inclusive of all materials. Because of ever increasing costs we can no longer keep visiting every street every day. Once a street is cleared we will not return.
If you have more than 4’ x 4’ x 8’ pile a Village truck or dumpster can be rented for reasonable cost.
Any work done by anyone other than the homeowners are not eligible for any residential Village Services including bulk refuse removal.