Clean clear or colored glass bottles and jars with lids removed
No, do not recycle!
Incandescent light bulbs
Baking dishes (e.g. Pyrex)
Bottles that contained hazardous substances
Plate glass, light bulbs, mirrors, and baking dishes cannot be recycled with glass bottles and jars because they have different melting temperatures. Bottles that contain motor oil, pesticides, or other hazardous substances cannot be recycled due to the chemical residues in the bottles..
This recycling tip is brought to you by the Transfer Station Committee.
Editor’s Note: On July 1, Harvard will implement its new SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) program. Residents will be required to purchase an $80 sticker to gain entry to the Transfer Station, as well as specially marked bags for the disposal of non-recyclable materials.
Seniors have until June 27 to purchase a sticker and receive a supply of free bags. The sticker entitles residents to dispose of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and books at no charge. Both stickers and bags are on sale now. Each week, the Press is publishing a tip to help readers reduce the volume of their trash, while increasing the volume they recycle.