Many residents just
“recycle everything” thinking they are doing their part to help the
environment. But, placing items in your
curbside recycling bin that cannot be recycled wastes time, energy, and money. Recycling facilities have to pay to sort and
dispose of items that should have been thrown in the garbage in the first
place. This increases costs to every
Follow these simple
· Do not include garden hoses, VHS tapes, used
syringes, toys, carpet, plates, shoes, clothing, cups, utensils or plastic bags
in your Curbside Recycling Bin.
· Do reuse your plastic bags at home or see if your local
grocery store accepts them for recycling.
· Do recycle your clothing at any of the many clothing drop-off
boxes in your community.
pour out liquids from food and beverage bottles/cans before putting in
NOT recycle any boxes or papers that are covered in food, grease or
liquids. DO recycle your pizza boxes if
they do not have grease or other food on them or consider only recycling the
top of the box.
NOT recycle any bottles that contained hazardous materials (empty motor oil,
pesticides, antifreeze, paint).
call your local recycling coordinator if you have questions on whether an item
should be recycled.
Know which bin to throw it in!
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