Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority offers tips for holiday cleanup


The Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has offered some tips for post-Christmas holiday waste cleanup.

In a recent release, the Authority notes, “Small plastic toys … are NOT recyclable. If you cannot donate the toys, they should be placed in your regular garbage. These plastic items are very often a blend of several different kinds of plastic to make the item more flexible or durable. These items are not accepted by Recycling Mills, and can impede the recycling process if they end up in a load with other types of plastics that are recyclable. Certain toy brands are offering take-back programs to recycle old toys, but only particular brands are accepted. This is because they know exactly what materials are in their toys and know how to re-purpose each component.”

Information on Mattel’s PlayBack program can be found at:

For additional information, visit the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority online at:


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