Greengreen livingimageplasticrecyclereducewaste

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

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


Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.