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.

Take It to the Transfer Station

Some waste items cannot be recycled or disposed of as household trash. Listed above are some of the common waste items you can dispose of properly at the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road), which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items listed in green involve a disposal fee. To see the specific fee involved, please go here.

Handling Household Hazardous Waste

Some waste items cannot be recycled, disposed of as household trash or disposed of at the Lyme Transfer Station. Listed above are some of the common hazardous waste items you can dispose of properly at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (5 Dump Road) in Essex, which is open select Saturdays in May through October. To see the specific dates the facility is open this year, go here.