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Oct 14

Green Tip: How to Prepare Your Stuff For Recycling

Below are things to know when preparing your things for recycling. Your local recycler will thank you.

  • checking to see what is able to be collected at curbside in your area; for most areas that means plastic items with Plastic Identification Codes of #1 and #2. For more info: Plastic Identification Codes
  • sorting your plastic carefully; including removing caps from bottles (most caps cannot be recycled)
  • attached labels are acceptable
  • rinsing, cleaning and flattening plastic before it goes going curbside

 

So what can be usually recycled at curbside? Below is from http://www.recycleright.org:

curbside recyclables - prepare your stuff for recycling

Help to close the loop – buy products with recycled materials in them. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle. For more information:

For more information: The Green Cycles: The green cycles: recycling, precycling, freecycling, upcycling, downcycling and e-cycling

 

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  1. Martha

    This information is really useful. I should print this out and make this a lesson plan for my Monday class. I knew that our kids really needs to know how to segregate and recycle their waste stuffs.

  2. Good Will

    I think almost all paper can be recycled today, but some types are harder to recycle than others. Papers coated with plastic or aluminum foil, and papers that are waxed, pasted, or gummed are usually not recycled because the process is too expensive. Gift-wrap paper also cannot be recycled due to its already poor quality.

  3. Susan Larsen

    For the most accurate, local recycling information in your ZIP code, visit the recycling directory at earth911.com.

  4. Earth911

    For the most accurate, local recycling information in your ZIP code, visit the recycling directory at earth911.com.

  5. Dell funk

    What about electronics? In Tampa Urban E Recycling will pick them up for no charge.

  6. Dan

    In Fairfax, call Junk King for a 100% landfill free hauler for your bulk debris–e-waste to concrete. We even partner with specialists who take paint.

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