Recycle: A Scrap Metal container is located at the Recycling Center Drop-Off. Use the Scale House for large quantities.
Compost: Seeds are Compostable Waste (C).
Scallop shells are collected during the shell-fishing season at 188 Madaket Rd. (the middle driveway between the Landfill entrance and the entrance to the DPW office) for Nantucket’s shell recycling program supporting oyster reef restoration.
Recycle: Shipping boxes and other clean, corrugated cardboard go in Shipping Box Recycling. Tape does not need to be removed from shipping boxes for recycling, unless the box is covered in more than typical amount of tape necessary to close the box. Boxes covered in tape can be separated into Shipping Box Recycling (the box) and Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC) (the tape), or go in Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Reuse: CLEAN shoes can be:
- Donated to local thrift stores
- Brought to the Take-It-or-Leave-It
- Sent to Goodwill for free (or a charity of your choice) through Give Back Box.
Dispose: All shoes are currently Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Shrink wrap and cling wrap are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Smoke detectors are collected with Fluorescent Bulbs at the Recycling Center Drop-Off. Ionization smoke detectors contain americium-241, a radioactive material.
Reuse: Sports equipment in working condition can be posted in a local online free and for sale group for pick-up or brought to the Take-It-or-Leave-It. Local thrift stores accept donations of some sports equipment.
Dispose: Most sports equipment is Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC). Please ask a Recycling Center attendant if you have any questions.
Recycle: Empty plastic spray bottles go in Plastic Recycling. The nozzle top and straw are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Spray bottles containing hazardous substances (including most cleaning products) should be brought to a Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Check the product label for:
- Signal words - DANGER, POISON, WARNING or CAUTION;
- Statements of hazards - “Flammable,” “Vapor harmful,” “Harmful or fatal if swallowed;”
- Precautionary statements - “Keep out of reach of children,” “Use only in well-ventilated areas,” “Do not mix with chlorine-type bleaches or other chemicals.”
Consider skipping the straw (learn more about Nantucket’s Stop the Straw campaign here) or using a reusable metal straw.
Dispose: Single-use straws are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Recycle: Send string lights to Holiday LEDS to be recycled in exchange for a 15% off coupon for Holiday LEDS’ Christmas lights.
Dispose: String lights are Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Stuffed animals are currently Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC).
Dispose: Styrofoam is Non-Recyclable/Non-Compostable Waste (NRNC). Please contain all small pieces of Styrofoam, including peanuts, in a plastic bag before disposing to avoid litter.
See “SPORTS EQUIPMENT”.