This is how you can help us to protect our local environment.
- Any items that are able to be recycled (per chart below) should be placed in the can labeled Recycle under the kitchen sink. All items must be
- Any items that are able to be composted (per chart below), should be placed in the pail on the deck labeled Compost. Pail should be closed tightly.
- Any items that are in the Out list in each chart below should be placed in the trash container under the sink. This container has a bag. If you have followed #1 and #2 above, you
should produce no more than 1 bag of trash a week.
What to Recycle - The IN List
Empty aerosol cans
Empty bottles any color glass
Milk and Juice Cartons
Cardboard, cereal boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes
Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, gift wrap
Paper shopping bags, books
What Not to Recycle - The OUT List
Hypodermic needles or sharp objects
Styrofoam packing (i.e., meat/veggie pkg.)
Potato chip bags
Plastic food bags
What to Compost - The IN List
Coffee grounds and filters and tea bags
Cotton and wool rags
Fruits and vegetables
Paper towels and napkins
What Not to Compost - The OUT List - Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies
Dairy products (e.g., butter, egg yolks, milk, sour cream, yogurt)
Fats, grease, lard, or oils
Meat or fish bones and scraps
Lobster or crab shells and scraps
THANK YOU !! The citizens of Southwest Harbor are committed to sorting and
recycling. We do it every day. If you think your community at home can be
doing more, talk to your municipal authorities.