The City of Quincys' mission of the Waste and Recycling Division is to manage the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, household hazardous waste, recyclables, and yardwaste in a manner that is environmentally sound, cost-effective, and safe.
The top 5 contaminants found in a recent audit of Quincy recycling are:
- Plastic bags — Not recyclable.
- Food waste — Rinse all containers.
- Ropes, hoses, chains and cable — Not recyclable.
- Household hazardous materials — Hold for Haz Mat days June 9 and September 29.
- Needles — Call Clean Harbors Sharps Management program (855) 633-9783
Click here for Recycling Guidelines