Trash collection is on Wednesday, usually at the crack of dawn, so remember to put your trash out at the curb on Tuesday night. Double bag shellfish remains. It's best to secure trash barrel lids with large rocks or cinder blocks on top (some are usually found under the bushes by the curb) because we have critters.
Recyclables (plastic and glass bottles, metal/aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, etc.) NO LONGER NEED TO BE SEPARATED and can be placed in a single container to be collected on Wednesday also. Please follow the "Bourne Recycling Information" on the next page and posted on the bulletin board. Recycling bins are in the garage. Use laundry basket, milk crates or brown paper bags in addition to the recycling bins, if needed.
If you have a lot of recyclables after Wednesday, please be kind to the family following you and either take them home with you or take them directly to the Bourne Recycling Center before you leave. Directions are included below. You may need to "talk your way in" if you don't have enormous amounts of recycling, by claiming that you are one of many families that use our house and therefore don't have access to the permit. (We would prefer to have our permit available to anyone who uses the house, but the town insists on affixing the permits themselves to one car only, so we can't share it.)
Directions to the Bourne Landfill & Recycling Center
Turn right on Shore Rd. and turn left onto Beach St. in Monument Beach (just before Cumberland Farms.) Beach St. turns into Clay Pond Rd. when you cross County Rd. Continue on Clay Pond Rd. to Rt. 28 South, just past Grand Union entrance. As soon as you get on Rt. 28 South, immediately get into the left lane. In ¼ mile, take the U-turn back onto Rt. 28 North, and in 1¼ miles turn right into the Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility. Hours of operation are posted on Recycling Center Information sheet.
Bourne Recycling Information
Bourne Recycling Center is located at the Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility at 201 MacArthur Boulevard, Route 28 North in Bourne. For more information about recycling, call the Bourne ISWM Office at 508-759-0651, the Massachusetts Recycling Hotline at 800-800-6881 or visit our website at www.townofbourne.com.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 am to 3 pm, Sunday 8 am to 11:30 am, Closed on holidays
Weekly Curbside Recycling
The items listed below should be recycled weekly at curbside. Recycling is mandatory in Bourne. Do your part to recycle and dispose of household products responsibly.
What To Recycle, What's Acceptable, How to Recycle
Packing boxes and cartons; brown paper bags. Do not include chipboard packaging, waxed or wet cardboard, styrofoam packaging or packing peanuts. Flatten or break down, then tape or tie in bundles. Cut large boxes to make bundles no larger than 2' by 3' wide. Recycle at curbside; bring ten or more boxes to Recycling Center.
Clear, green, brown and amber food and beverage containers only. Do not include drinking glasses, cups, plates, Pyrex or ceramic cookware, light bulbs, mirrors, auto or window glass. Remove caps and rings; rinse. Place in separate recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center.
Magazines; glossy coated paper from junk mail and advertisements; pages from telephone books. Place in separate brown bag, recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center. Do not mix with newspapers.
Tin, steel and aluminum food cans and lids; deposit and non-deposit beverage cans; aluminum pans and foil. Rinse. Cut off top and bottom lids. Flatten can to save space. Place in separate recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center.
Anything that comes in the newspaper. Do not include magazines, office paper, phone books, or glossy coated paper from junk mail and advertisements. Place in brown paper bag or separate recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center. Do not use tape, string, rope or plastic bags.
Envelopes, note paper, letterhead, copy and computer paper, junk mail. Do not include magazines or glossy coated paper, newspapers or phone books. Place in separate brown paper bag, recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center. Do not mix with newspapers or magazines.
Look for #1 or #2 recycling symbol on bottom of containers. Recycle only containers with pour spouts. Recycle #1 clear, green and blue transparent containers and bottles. No brown containers. Recycle #2 opaque and translucent milk and water jugs; juice bottles; detergent and bleach bottles; returnable bottles. Remove caps and rings; rinse. Crush containers to save space. Place in separate recycling bin, laundry basket or milk crate at curbside or bring to Recycling Center. Do not recycle styrofoam. Check the neck - the neck should be narrower than the bottom of the container!
Telephone books. Recycle pages with magazines at curbside or bring to Recycling Center. Rip off covers and recycle them with chipboard at the Recycling Center.
Household Hazardous Products Collections
Bourne ISWM Recycling Center is for the collection of recyclable materials. Household hazardous products such as pesticides, pool chemicals, lye, acids, solvents, thinners and wood finishes should be held for disposal at the town's household hazardous waste collections on the second Saturday of the month from May through October, 9 am to 1 pm. For information about these collections, call the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program at 800-319-2783 or the Bourne ISWM Office at 508-759-0651.