Single-stream recycling begins today at the Hamburg Recycling Center.  With single-stream recycling, residents no longer have to sort their recyclables into separate bins at the center.  All accepted recyclables can be disposed of in the same bin. In addition, residents will notice other several other big changes at the center.  These changes include the following:

  • Residents no longer need to walk up stairs to reach the recycling bins.
  • A recycling compactor has been installed to enable the Town to include more recyclables in a single load and reduce its recycling costs.
  • Motion-detector lights have been installed so residents who recycle after dark can see what they are doing.
  • 24/7 video monitoring has been installed to enable the Town to identify and fine people who leave household trash or unrecyclable garbage behind – or otherwise misuse the recycling center.

For a list of items that can be recycled, click on this fact sheet.  As always:

  • All recyclable items should be empty, rinsed, clean and open.
  • Recyclable items should not be shredded, boxed or bagged.
  • All corrugated cardboard boxes should be flattened.

For a list of items that are not recyclable, click on this fact sheet.

No household garbage or other trash of any kind can be accepted or left behind at the Hamburg Recycling Center. Residents must contract with an area trash-removal company to dispose of their household garbage.

Bulky items destined for a landfill must be taken to the Lyme Transfer Station.

Household hazardous waste (HHW) items must be taken to the HHW Facility in Essex.

The recycling center is under 24/7 video camera surveillance. Individuals who leave household garbage, trash or unrecyclable items behind may be subject to substantial fines. Individuals who misuse or damage the recycling center may be subject to substantial fines.

The Hamburg Recycling Center is located at 213 Hamburg Road, behind the Lyme Firehouse. The Hamburg Recycling Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.