October 5, 2012
Beverly Shores Residents
If you are unable to attend to your garbage cans and would
like to deposit your refuse and recycling when leaving town,
please use the garbage and recycling cans that are located
between the Administration Building and the Fire Station at 500
Please do not use the trash and recycling cans at Rebora
Plaza for your refuse and recycling as these cans are for beach
There is also a small dumpster located behind the police
station before the Community House. These receptacles are for
your use and convenience. They are there to save you the
trouble of putting out your garbage and recycling and comply
with town ordinances. It is also a security issue- houses are not
“marked” as unoccupied for extended periods.
Beverly Shores Town Council
Able Disposal’s residential trash pickup service includes weekly pick-up by
professional drivers using modern collection equipment. We provide a 95 gallon
trash cart with our monthly rate while most other companies are still charging a
Our standard 95-gallon cart holds most weekly volumes of refuse.
You have the option of renting additional carts for your convenience. Total refuse
volume cannot exceed 2 yards, or 12-14 30-gallon bags. Current allowable refuse
volumes will be changing. We are in the process of implementing a volume-based
system in which tags will be used for all bags outside of the cart. Please call us
about our many cost saving collection and recycling programs.
We highly recommend that you put your garbage out the night before your
scheduled pickup day to ensure that it will get picked up. Our routes start at 5
A.M., so putting it out the night before is almost essential. Please be sure to bag all
of your loose garbage to minimize litter and pollution.
Able picks up one large item per week. Please call us before your pick up day to
schedule the pickup so that we send the appropriate equipment. Freon items require
special handling, and are not included in large item pick up. Freon must be
evacuated prior to pick up. There is a charge for Freon items.
What can I put out?
• White Goods: Stoves, Hot Water Heaters, Dishwashers, Washers and
• Small Amounts of Construction Material tied and bundled in 4 foot
lengths or in a 30 gallon container (50 pound maximum)
• Furniture: Mattress, Box Springs, Couch
• Swimming Pool Liners Tied and Bundled
• Branches Tied and Bundled in 4 foot sections
• Grass Clippings Bagged or containerized (3 Bag Limit)
• Open Paint Cans - Latex Paint (Paint must be completely dry/hard)
What CAN'T I put out?
• Hazardous Liquids: Paints Oil based paint even if dry, Oils, Chemicals,
• Tires or any Vehicle Parts
• Freon Units: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers
• Dirt and Concrete
• Medical Waste of any kind
• Dead Animals
Residential Recycling Services
Able Disposal currently offers curbside recycling in Porter and Laporte
Counties. If you live in Porter County, and are interested in curbside recycling,
please call 800.828.2253. If you live in LaPorte County, and are interested in
curbside recycling, please call 800.483.7700.
Our residential recycling pickup service includes a recycling bin and every other
week pickup by professional drivers using modern collection equipment. The
recycle service we currently offer is unlimited service. We highly recommend that
you put your recycle out the night before your scheduled pickup day, to ensure that
it will get picked up. Our routes start at 5 A.M., so putting it out the night before is
You do not need to sort your recyclables. The type of service we provide is
called single stream. Single Stream is probably the hottest topic in recycling. It's
also one of the oldest. Back in the mid '70s, curbside recycling programs were
single stream because they only collected newspapers. Today, single stream means
one collection container for all paper, glass, metal and plastic recyclables. The
materials are then separated and processed at a MRF and sold to end-markets.
Single stream's popularity is fueled by the need to meet high diversion goals and
cost considerations. Most people find putting everything in one container easier
than using different bins for two or more materials.
Making recycling less expensive is always important. Because collecting
recyclables is curbside's biggest expense, gathering materials in one container,
instead of several, leads to lower collection costs. Even though processing costs are
higher, the collection savings mean lower overall costs.
The key to single stream collection has been the technological advances in
processing which have allowed MRFs to meet quality specifications. Processors
are making tremendous technological strides to meet specs. If they can produce the
raw materials end-markets want, then we will have quality and quantity. If not,
recycling is in for a rough ride.
What can I recycle?
• Paper: Corrugated Cardboard, Paperboard (such as cereal and tissue boxes),
Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Catalogs, Phone Books, Junk Mail, Paper Grocery
• Glass: Clear, Brown or Green glass food and drink bottles and jars
• Metal Cans: Aluminum, bi-metal and steel cans
• Plastics: Plastic Bottles and jugs #1 through #7
What CAN'T I recycle?
• Glass: window glass, plate glass, dishes, ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors
• Hazardous Waste: Motor Oil, paint, automotive batteries, antifreeze,
liquids of any kind
• Wood: pallets, construction lumber, tree or plant branches
• Yard Waste: Grass, leaves, tree or plant branches
• Metal: Scrap Metal, Appliances
• Automotive: Tires, Engine Parts, Body or Interior Parts
• Garbage: Garbage and Food Waste
• Plastics: Styrofoam, Vinyl Siding, Swimming Pool Liners, Children’s Pools,
Motor Oil Containers, Plastic Grocery Bags