Recycling

Free Recycling Center Available to Akwesasne Residents

Location: 179 County Route 43, Fort Covington, NY

Benefits of Recycling

  • The energy saved when recycling one glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for four hours.
  • Recycling helps to save energy and reduces reliance on foreign oil.
  • Recycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water and minerals
  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incenerators
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.
  • Helps create new well paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.
  • The energy saved when recycling one glass bottle is enough to power a light bulb for four hours.

Recycling Preparation Guide


Recycling - Here's how it works

  • Recyclables should be empty and clean - rinse away all residue - remove and recycle metal caps and lids - it is not necessary to remove labels or metal and plastic rings - break down / flatten cardboard boxes.
  • Plastic bags are Not recyclables. Please debag all Recyclables

One exception: Shredded paper can be left in a bag

PAPER
  • newspaper & Inserts
  • junk mail & Circulars
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Phone & Paperback Books
  • Brown Grocery Bags
  • Computer & Office Paper
  • Clean & Dry Corrugated Cardboard

NO: Hardcover Books, Napkins, Paper Plates, Tissue Paper, Foil-faced Products or Plastic coated Products

PLASTICS
  • Code 1 - 7 Accepted
  • Containers - Jugs, Jars, Bottles and Tubes
  • Cartons - Juice, Milk, Soy, Broth & Soup
  • Plastic Food Trays

NO: Plastic Bags or Films, Toys, Styrofoam, Motor oil Bottles, Furniture, Clothes Hangers or Hrd Brittle Plastics

METAL
  • Tin Food Cans
  • Aluminum Food & Beverage Cans
  • Deposit Cans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Plates & Trays
  • Empty Aerosol Cans

NO: Metal - Cardboard Containers ( cocoa & Motor Oil), Silverware, or Small Appliances.

Items That Should Not Be Placed in Your Recycling Bin

Sharps: Please place sharps in a puncture resistant container, label it "needles" or "sharps". SRMT Health Services will provide containers and disposal for sharps to all Akwesasne Community Members.