Zero Sort Recycling






Zero-sort is accessible at the Hermon Town Office. Cardboard must be broken down and placed in containers. The Zero-sort area is monitored by closed circuit security cameras. Hermon residents only please.

Q. What is zero-sort Recycling?

A. Zero-sort recycling allows Hermon residents to drop off their recyclable goods at a single location, located at the back of the municipal office parking lot, without needing to sort each item into specific bins.

Q. When can I drop off my recyclable goods?

A. Recycling containers at the Town Office are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q. What are the allowable items?

A. Click on the link below!

Zero Sort Allowable Materials




Please rinse clean, no aluminum with stuck-on food or grease

Metal Cans

Food & beverage cans only that have been rinsed clean with no stuck-on food.



Please rinse clean, no filmy or pliable plastic (ex: grocery bags, bubble wrap, etc). No foam polystyrene (styrofoam) products such as cups, take-out containers, etc. No motor oil containers or electronics housing. No housewares, office products, etc. No biodegradable plastics (PLA)



Examples of acceptable boxboard include: cereal, grain, shoe, and clothing boxes, 6 and 12 pack soda & beer carriers, paper egg cartons, dry-food boxes (pasta, rice, etc), tissue boxes, paper towel and toilet paper cores, etc.

Corrugated Cardboard

No oil, paint, or chemical stained, wet, unclean, or wax-coated cardboard. No strapping or string. No plastic, filmy, or foam packing materials.

Envelopes & Opened Mail

White, manila, colored, gummed and window envelopes are OK.

Magazines & Soft-Cover Books

Glue or stable bound publications, paperback books, phone books and catalogs are OK.



All sections and inserts are accepted.

Shredded Paper

Please place in clear plastic bags and tie bag shut.

White & Colored Paper


No need to remove plastic tabs, paper clips & metal hanging-file strips. Staples are OK. No pressure sensitive paper / forms, no foil paper, no paper towels or facial tissues. No stickers or sticker backing material.


Bottles & Jars

Please rinse clean, neck rings are okay


Aerosol Cans

Empty aerosol cans only. Please separate cap from container, do not puncture cans.

Need more information?
Zero-Sort Informational Brochure.