How to Use the Landfill and Recycle
First, pick out the things you can recycle from your regular garbage and make sure they go in the appropriate place in the Landfill.
Paper and light cardboard (like cereal boxes) may go into the green recycling bin. Heavier cardboard can be broken down and folded flat and placed in the trailer. (To see if it is heavy cardboard, look at the end of a side. If you can see corrugations or wavy lines between the smooth outer layers, it is heavy cardboard.)
If you are unsure where an item should be placed, please speak to the Landfill Attendant. Aluminum cans may be placed in the appropriate place in the green recycle bin. Pop cans should be placed into the wire basket bin located at the Municipal Office.
We must pay ReCool to remove the tins from the green recycle bin, but the wire basket is collected on behalf of the Conmee Recreation Committee for their community events and is picked up for free. Placing your pop cans into this container will mean that we do not have to call ReCool as often, AND you will be supporting the Recreation Committee's activities.
Plastics are the bulkiest material and fill up our recycle bin on a regular basis. Please check your plastics carefully. ReCool will only recycle plastic that contains a number 1 or a number 2 within the small triangle shaped recycle symbol. Not all pieces of a container may be recyclable. Check lids and containers for the correct symbol.
Please ensure that your metals are placed in the appropriate laydown areas at the landfill. The metal is currently collected by a private contractor and recycled.
The Township does have a separate furniture pile. The items placed there are crushed before they are put into a trench. This compaction will help prolong the life of the trenches.