Styrofoam is NOT recyclable – put it in regular trash.

Also, there is a list of Acceptable and Prohibited items, and information on Plastic Bag & Film Recycling.

To see a video on where your recyclables go and how it is processed go you YouTube Willimantic Waste, Single Stream Recycling.

Single Stream Recycling allows you to place all of your recyclables into one bin, regardless of material type; making recycling easier for the consumer and increasing participation throughout the community. Once collected curbside, the Town of East Lyme delivers your recyclables to a Recycling Facility in Willimantic, CT, to be processed in a single stream sorting system. The automated system efficiently processes & separates recyclables at a rate of over 25 tons per hour; creating sellable end products, such as newspaper, mixed paper, ferrous cans, aluminum cans, soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, and #3 thru #7 bottles & glass.