Burke Recycling Center
2019 Summary of Activities
The Recycling Center took in 41.25 tons of cardboard, 17.80 tons of paper and glass, 22.1 tons of plastic, 2.69 tons of electronics, 13.8 tons of tin and aluminum, 1.11 tons of light iron, .22 tons of batteries, 3.83 tons of tires and 15.7 tons of food scraps in 2019.
Please remember that burning trash is not only harmful and illegal but it is getting more expensive. The state and Municipalities now have the power to issue tickets and fine violators up to $500 for illegal trash burning. This includes burning trash outdoors in piles or burn barrels, or in woodstoves or enclosed incinerators.
We thought everyone would like to know the figures for solid waste for Burke the past five years.
If everyone in the town just did composting and recycling the garbage tonnage would start to go down even with population increase. We have several new composters available for sale for $55.00 each
Returnable deposit bottles and cans donated at the recycling center brought in about $1,800 for six different non-profit organizations this year. This money helped the Burke Senior Meal Site, the West Burke Library and several local groups raising funds for the Amercian Cancer Society, among others. We continue to collect box tops for the Burke Town School.
Thank you to the people of Burke for their support of the recycling center. If anyone needs help with collecting items for projects please feel free to ask. We also continue to collect packing peanuts, used oil, batteries, cell phones, and florescent bulbs.
Wednesday 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Thursday 3 P.M. - 6 P.M
Saturday 8 A.M. - 12 P.M.