Recycling Instructions

Recycle The Right Way

Recycling in Ulster County is mandatory and we strive to eliminate as much waste as possible. Our recycling program for residential customers includes plastic, glass, metal, mixed paper and corrugated cardboard.
‚ÄčOur recycling collection schedule is currently, weekly on Mondays. All customers are supplied with dedicated recycling containers. 

First Capital Hauling works directly with The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency to ensure that all collected materials are sorted and processed correctly.
ULSTER COUNTY RESIDENTS

Accepted Recyclables

Please see below for our recycling guide in accordance with Ulster County mandatory recycling laws. First Capital Hauling utilizes the UCRRA Dual Stream Recycling Program for the benefit of our community.
PLASTIC
Bottles, Jugs, Jars, Tubs & Lids
GLASS
Bottles & Jars
METAL
Cans, Lids, Foil Wrap & Foil Trays
MIXED PAPER
News, Office Paper, Junk Mail, Boxboard, Etc.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Corrugated Boxes
TIPS
  • Clean, Empty and Dry
  • Keep Bottle Caps On
  • Keep Items Loose
  • Break Down Boxes
  • No Plastic Bags
UNDERSTAND THE DO'S AND DON'TS

Unacceptable Items for Recycling

These items can be harmful to the collection, sorting, processing, and marketability of recyclable items. When in doubt, or if you have any questions about acceptable items for recycling, please contact us.
Take-out, to-go containers, hinged salad or berry containers, bakery domes
Coat hangers, garden hoses, belts, clothing, chains, ropes, wires, etc.
Plastic shopping bags, plastic food bags, shrink wrap from products, etc.
To-go utensils, cups, straws, plates, napkins, paper towels, etc.
Miscellaneous toys, baskets, furniture, totes, auto parts, scrap metal, etc.
Cell phones, batteries, CD's, wires, appliances, etc.
Expanded polystyrene foam blocks, packing peanuts, cups, plates, etc.
SHARPS, needles, medication bottles, chemicals, etc.
Pizza boxes should be thrown away with your trash, not cardboard.
Meat trays, black containers, flower pots, etc.
Ceramics, dishes, glassware, mirrors, windows, etc.
Large or small milk/juice & beverage/snack pouches
Thank you for complying with local regulations and environmental standards.
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