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What Can NOT be Recycled?
Recycling Abatement (deadline has passed)


Please do not leave your recyclables in bags in the recycling containers. The Town cannot accept bagged recyclables as the bags cannot be recycled by the Town.

Recycling Fee - FY2019

The Halifax Treasurer-Collector has issued the Fiscal Year 2019 Recycling Fee bills. This year's fee is $50 per household. Residents should receive their bills during the next few days. Payment of the fee is due by Wednesday, September 5. Residents may apply for an abatement by completing the abatement form. If a resident is requesting an abatement because the resident is participating in a recycling program run by a private hauler, then the resident should obtain a letter from the private hauler stating that the resident is participating in the program run by the hauler. Most haulers have created a standard letter for this purpose.

The deadline for the submission of requests for abatements is Wednesday, September 5. Requests made after this date will be denied. For more information, please contact the Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.

Single Stream Recycling

The Town of Halifax's new recycling truck is now in operation and the Town started single-stream recycling as of Monday, March 7, 2016. All recyclable items may be placed together in your bin.  These include glass bottles, glass jars, metal food cans, aluminum foil, aluminum pans, plastics containers with the recycling symbol (usually with a number between 1 and 6), rinsed out drink boxes (straws should be removed), rinsed out milk cartons, rinsed out juice cartons, newspapers with inserts, office paper, white and colored junk mail and envelopes, phone books, magazines, catalogs, cereal boxes (with plastic liner removed), cracker boxes (with plastic liner removed), pasta boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, and egg cartons. All boxes must be flattened. All cardboard boxes must be flattened and cut so that individual pieces are smaller than two feet by two feet. Pizza boxes may be recycled as long as they are flattened and have no food or lining (wax paper) in them.

The following items cannot be left with recycling. They must be thrown out with trash or brought to the recycling center for proper disposal:

No metal items other than cans and aluminum foil, no styrofoam (can be brought to the recycling center), no cookie wrappers, potato chips bags, no plastic film of any find, no food soiled paper, no coffee pods, no food soiled containers, no paper or plastic cups, no facial or bathroom tissues, no paper towels, no napkins, no broken glass, no light bulbs, no window glass, no auto glass, no dishes, no glass cups or glasses, no items made of Pyrex, no aerosol cans, no paint cans, no motor oil containers and no chemical containers

Do not recycle plastic bags (bring them to a recycling box at your grocery store), and do not recycle plastic film or wrappers (bags, plastic film, wrappers, etc. get caught up in the wheels of the machinery at the processing plant and shut the operation down).


No trash bags of recycling will be picked up. If you have a large amount of recycling use a barrel and mark it recycling. We have Single Stream Stickers available at the office for you to place on the barrel if you prefer.   

If you have any questions, please contact the recycling center at 781-293-1732.

Recycling Stickers

Effective January 1, 2017 all vehicles must have a new Town of Halifax Recycling Sticker in order to enter the Recycling Center and/or to park at Town beaches.

Payment of the Recycling fee is required to obtain a sticker. A vehicle without a 2017 Sticker will not be allowed entry into the Recycling Center beginning January 3, 2017.

Stickers are available at the Recycling Center and the Recycling Center Office.

Questions: please call 781-293-1732.

Recycling Textiles

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