Whitefield Recycling Center

The Recycling Center is located behind the Town Office and adjacent to the Salt Shed.


The hours are Saturday mornings 8:00 AM to Noon.  Leaving materials at any other time is prohibited.


If you have questions, please ask the Recycling Center Attendant or call the Town Office.


Everything must be clean and dry and rinsed free of food, remaining liquids or other contamination.  Nothing hazardous or flammable or medical wastes, please.

Glass Jars and Bottles

Separate by color - clear, brown or green.  Remove lids and rinse.

Jars and bottles only – no other types of glass!

Tin Cans

Remove labels and rinse.  Jar lids and aluminum can also be recycled



Numbers 1, 2, 3 5, 6 and 7 and rigid plastics.   Separate #2 by natural or colored.  Rinse containers and remove caps and rings.  No motor oil containers or plastic bags.  See other side for details.

Mixed Paper

Most types of clean paper, envelopes, cereal boxes, junk mail, milk cartons.

Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs and Phone Books

All go in together.  Leave loose.


Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags

All go in together.  Please flatten all boxes and remove tape or staples.

Electronic Waste

Computers, monitors, televisions, printers, copiers, cell phones, fax machines and related equipment.

Returnable Bottles and Cans

Proceeds to benefit a Whitefield civic group.

Swap Shop



For the free exchange of items.  Things must be in good condition and something someone else will want.  Household items, tools, books, sporting goods, toys, etc.  No large items, but we do have a bulletin board where you can post the availability of large items.

Plastics that can be recycled                                   


The Recycling Center now accepts more types of plastic.  With these additions resident will be able to recycle most common plastic consumer products from milk jugs to catsup bottles to plastic toys to some automotive parts. 

Plastics come in many types.  Items usually have the three-arrow recycling symbol with a number inside of it to designate the type of plastic.  Please check for this symbol to recycle plastic items properly.  By separating the types of plastic, the recycling program is able to obtain the best possible price when the plastic is sold.

Number 2 Plastics

#2 (HPDE) is used in various containers such as milk jugs, bleach jugs, laundry detergent bottles and other consumer products.  Motor oil, chemical or pesticide containers or plastic bags cannot be accepted.  Number 2 plastic is collected in separate containers for “clear” and “colored” types.

Numbers 1, 3, 5 6 and 7 Plastics

#1, #3, #5, #6 and #7 plastics encompass a range of consumer products such as clear soda bottles, yogurt containers, cooking oil bottles, carry-out food containers, blister packaging and microwavable serving ware.  All of these types are collected in a single container next to the #2 containers.


Rigid Plastic Materials


Rigid plastics include many larger more durable plastic products.  Below is a list of examples of plastic items that can be recycled.  These are to be left inside the building.


*Buckets (with metal handles)

*Pet carriers

*CD & DVD cases

*Milk & soda crates


*VHS tapes

*Lawn furniture


*Large water bottles

*Landscape trays


*Computer housings

*Totes (with metal)

*Closet organizers

*Auto bumpers

*Coolers (no styrofoam)

*Flower pots (no soil)

*Auto grills

*Toys and playhouses

*Garbage cans - Empty

*Auto wheel covers


Plastics that CANNOT be accepted.


x Styrofoam                            x Vinyl siding                         x Plastic bags

x PVC pipe                             x Motor oil containers             x Plastic film or wrap

x Hoses                                   x Medical wastes                    x Pesticide containers