Single-Stream Recycling Starts Today at Hamburg Recycling Center

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.

Big Changes Coming Sep. 30 to Hamburg Recycling Center

Single-stream recycling will begin at the Hamburg Recycling Center on Monday, Sep. 30, as our remodeling project comes to a close.  With single-stream recycling, residents will 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 to offering single-stream recycling, residents will notice other several other big changes.  These changes include the following:

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

There will be lots of new signage at the remodeled center to help guide residents with the proper disposal of recyclables and other trash.  Click on the links below to see previews of the new signs currently being developed:

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.

Construction at the Hamburg Recycling Center

Starting today, Friday, Sep. 13, construction at the Hamburg Recycling Center will temporarily change the location of the recycling dumpsters. The dumpsters will temporarily be relocated next to the road salt building and residents will not need to use stairs to access them:

  • There will be a large dumpster for recycling corrugated cardboard.
  • There will be smaller, separate dumpsters for recycling paper, plastics, metal and glass.
  • There will be a town employee on hand to assist residents on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

As always:

  • All recyclable items should be empty, rinsed, clean and open.
  • All recyclable items must be sorted into the appropriate bins.
  • No household garbage or unrecyclable materials can be accepted or left at the recycling center. 

 

Renovation of Hamburg Recycling Center Underway

Work has begun to renovate the recycling building at the Hamburg Road complex. When the renovations are completed: the new building will be slightly larger than the old one; the stairs will be gone; new, improved recycling instructions will be posted; motion-detector lights will be installed to aid residents who recycle in the evenings; and 24/7 video-monitoring capabilities will be enabled, allowing us to improve compliance. Most importantly, the new building will have a cost-saving compactor. Compacted loads of recyclables cost far less to transport to processing plants and we anticipate the Town will save approximately $25,000 each year from this improvement.  Once the renovations are completed, the Town will also be switching to single-stream recycling at the Hamburg complex, meaning, residents will no longer need to sort their recyclables into different bins.  More information will available here on our web page and the Town’s Facebook page as we get closer to opening the new facility.

Guide To Recycling Plastic

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

Guide To Recycling Paper

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

Guide To Recycling Metal

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

Guide To Recycling Glass

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.